Another Reconstruction? On Moral Imperatives and Urban Educational Reform
Keywords:Urban Schools, Educational Reform, Schools
AbstractIn many cities the current effort to improve school systems includes reinvigorated urban collaboratives through which school representatives, higher education, the corporate community, and community- based organizations work together. These efforts must embrace two crucial strategies if they are to be successful. First, they must attack both "vertically systemic" issues of the K- 16 pipeline, as well as "horizontally systemic" deterrents such as a students poor health, family stress, and community violence. Second, the collaboratives should seek to develop their efforts around a spirit of moral imperative. This should be a compelling idea that binds collaborative workers and their fellow citizens into a renewed sense of cohesiveness and community.
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