From Edweek Living in Dialogue:
In the past, I have shared the ideas of former Nebraska Commissioner of Education Doug Christensen, who speaks of the importance of local initiative, and also Yong Zhao, who has written about what he calls “mass localism.”
Now, Julian Vasquez Heilig, along with a long list of co-authors, has offered a comprehensiveframework he calls Community Based Accountability. Dr. Vasquez Heilig works in Texas, which pioneered the use of high stakes accountability, and was the model for No Child Left Behind. However, as he points out, the state has seen little real growth in student learning from this approach.
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