Self-governing schools and accountability in New Zealand

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Former education editor of the New York Times whose writing over the last decade has focused on global education issues. He is the author ofSmart schools, smart kids, a study of systematic school reform in the United States, and co-author with Helen F. Ladd ofWhen schools compete: a cautionary tale. He is also the author ofThe Fiske guide to colleges, a standard part of the college admissions literature in the United States.

where she directs the graduate programme in public policy. Among her recent books are:Local government tax and land use policies in the United States: understanding the links, andHolding schools accountable: performance-based reform in education. From 1996 to 1999, she was co-chair of a major National Academy of Science study of school finance whose report,Making money matter: financing America’s schools, was issued in 1999.

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Fiske, E.B., Ladd, H.F. Self-governing schools and accountability in New Zealand. Prospects 31, 537–552 (2001).

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