The Limits and Contradictions of Systemic Reform: The Philadelphia Story

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Publication Date
November 2002


Evaluation directors Christman and Corcoran summarize the findings and lessons learned from the five-year evaluation of the Children Achieving Challenge reform in Philadelphia under the leadership of David Hornbeck, superintendent, with a particular emphasis on systemic reform as an effective reform model. This was a joint project with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.


  • Tom Corcoran
  • Jolley Bruce Christman