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The Plea Of The Land: "Teach Our Children Better". Legislated Educational Reform And National Education Association Affiliates: Stakeholder Reports In Minnesota, South Carolina, And Pennsylvania, Phyllis Fox Catz Jan 1996

The Plea Of The Land: "Teach Our Children Better". Legislated Educational Reform And National Education Association Affiliates: Stakeholder Reports In Minnesota, South Carolina, And Pennsylvania, Phyllis Fox Catz

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Since the 1983 publication of A Nation at Risk, our country has engaged in an educational reform movement. This study examines the intervening years of National Education Association (NEA) state affiliate key members' activities and attitudes in Minnesota, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania involved with state-legislated educational reform. A neglected issue in A Nation at Risk is teacher unionism on reforms. Exploratory field study conducted (1988-89) unearthed salient issues. Five major variables considered in selection of states studied include: known unionism level; reform degree undertaken legislatively since 1983; value ascribed and citation frequency of reform; accessibility of significant players; and Elazar ...