The most recent issue of the the New England Journal of Public Policy, now available on ScholarWorks, explores education policy, equity in education, and education reform. Summarizing the topics explored in this special issue, journal editor Padraig O’Malley writes: “There is a proliferation of education entrapments. Many argue persuasively, that the root of inequity in educational outcomes is growing poverty and resegregation. No Child Left Behind has become More Children Left Behind.”
The New England Journal of Public Policy has been published since 1985 by the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies (formerly the John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Full issues of the open access journal are available on ScholarWorks, the institutional repository for scholarship and research out of the University.
Apart from an introductory note by journal editor O’Malley, who is also the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, the contents of this special issue on education include:
- “Interview with Andreas Schleicher‘” by Padraig O’Malley
- “What Can PISA Tell Us about U.S. Education Policy?” by Linda Darling-Hammond
- “Sustaining the Teaching Profession” by Ronald Thorpe
- “The National Commission on Education Excellence and Equity: Hypotheses about Movement Building” by Christopher Edley Jr.
- “Poverty, Educational Achievement, and the Role of the Courts” by Michael A. Rebell
- “International Education Comparisons: How American Education Reform Is the New Status Quo” by Randi Weingarten
- “School Reform in Canada and Florida: A Study of Contrast” by Catherine S. Boehme
- “The Development and Design of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics” by Jason Zimba
- “Transforming Public Education: The Need for an Educational Justice Movement” by Mark R. Warren
- “Getting to the Core and Evolving the Education Reform Movement to a System of Continuous Improvement” by Fernando M. Reimers and Eleonora Villegas-Reimers
- “Massachusetts Schooling Matters: Good News, Contributing Factors, Challenges, Persistent Problems” by Kathleen J. Skinner and Paul Toner
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