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Document Number: 5006

When Mayors Lead Urban Schools: Toward Developing a Framework To Assess the Effects of Mayoral Takeover of Urban Districts PDF - According to this report, mayoral takeover is associated with greater levels of per-pupil expenditures in core education functions such as instruction and student support. While there is some mixed evidence on recent student achievement, there is no evidence to suggest mayoral takeover will leave the worst schools behind in the wake of reform. In fact, the authors find that gains in achievement are especially significant for the lowest-performing schools in takeover districts. (Kenneth K. Wong and Francis X. Shen, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003)...
Author: Kenneth K. Wong and Francis X. Shen
Publisher: School of Government, Harvard University

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