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Document Number: 5968

Critical Mass MS Word PDF - When a reform idea hinges on strong evidence and a broader consensus and is replicated widely or successfully, it can generate so much more knowledge and interest that it feeds off of its own growth, eventually reaching a critical mass as more and more states implement similar policies. This article discusses areas of education policy that have reached a critical mass, including charter school laws, restructuring policies, alternative certification and school finance litigation, in addition to identifying areas that may reach critical mass in the near future. (Kathy Christie, Phi Delta Kappan, March 2005. Reprinted with permission.)...
Author: Kathy Christie
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappan

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