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Author Segal, Lydia G., 1962-

Title Battling corruption in America's public schools / Lydia G. Segal ; with a foreword by James B. Jacobs.

Imprint Boston, Mass. : Northeastern University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  371.010977 Se37b 2004    ---  Available
Description xxv, 257 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-249) and index.
Contents Public education as big business -- Charting corruption, waste, and abuse -- Where the money goes -- The toll on education -- The quest for accountability -- The centralization mess -- Toward a theory of school waste and fraud -- Watching the pennies but missing the millions -- The cost of managerial paralysis -- Creative noncompliance : information power networks -- When anticorruption machinery breeds corruption -- Lessons from local political school control -- Lessons from bureaucratic autonomy -- Lessons from resistance to reform -- Establishing independent inspectors general -- Removing the dominant coalition -- Restructuring school districts to push power downward -- The model of Edmonton, Canada -- Loosened top-down controls and trust.
Subject Public schools -- Corrupt practices -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Public schools -- Corrupt practices -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies.
Public schools -- Corrupt practices -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Education, Urban -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Education, Urban -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies.
Education, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
ISBN 1555535844 (cloth : alk. paper)

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