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Author McAdams, Donald R.
Title Fighting to save our urban schools-- and winning! : lessons from Houston / Donald R. McAdams.
Imprint New York : Teachers College Press, [2000]
©2000

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Subject Education, Urban -- Texas -- Houston -- Case studies.
Educational change -- Texas -- Houston -- Case studies.
Alt Name NetLibrary, Inc.
Description xvii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-281) and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585231621 (electronic bk.) : $26.00
0807738859 (alk. paper)
0807738840 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 44955181
Additional Format Original (DLC) 99052194 (OCoLC)42649762.
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction 
1The Battle for Beliefs and Visions1
2Empowering Houston's Schools16
3The Great 32 Percent Tax Increase32
4Neighborhood Wars46
5The Long, Bumpy Road to Accountable Schools62
6Some Accountability for Employees86
7The Wonderful Cacophony of a Free People Disagreeing104
8Decentralizing the School District122
9Improving District Operations140
10The Demise of the Reform Board157
11The Voters Determine the Future of HISD176
12Stop HISD Bonds191
13228 Ways to Save a Bundle211
14A New Beginning for HISD229
15Lessons from Houston248
 Epilogue267
 A Note on Sources271
 References273
 Index283
 About the Author294