Perhaps Rube Goldberg didn't design the American system of education, but he would certainly admire it. Like one of his fabulous contraptions, our school systems chug along, always in motion, seldom changing much, relatively impervious to outside forces. This is particularly true of major urban school systems which are generally agreed to be in serious trouble financially, organizationally and educationally.
"The Politics and Ironies of Educational Change: The Case of Vouchers,"
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