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Finn, Chester E. Jr 1944-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 252 publications in 1 language and 16,890 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
Classifications: LB1048.5, 371.192
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Most widely held works about Chester E Finn
 
Most widely held works by Chester E Finn
The educated child : a parent's guide from preschool through eighth grade by William J Bennett( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors present information needed to prepare children for kindergarten and "a state-of-the-art curriculum from kindergarten through eighth grade ... to monitor what is and isn't being taught in your school."--Jacket
What do our 17-year-olds know? : a report on the first national assessment of history and literature by Diane Ravitch( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on the results of a test of 17-year-olds' knowledge of history and literature in the United States
Charter schools in action : renewing public education by Chester E Finn( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Against mediocrity : the humanities in America's high schools( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving no child behind? : options for kids in failing schools by Frederick M Hess( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This pioneering evaluation of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) during its first two years provides both a bird's-eye view of developments across the nation and a closer look at developments in selected states, communities, and schools."--Jacket
We must take charge : our schools and our future by Chester E Finn( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposes radical changes in American education championed by all Americans to reverse the atrophy in the nation's educational system
Scholars, dollars, and bureaucrats by Chester E Finn( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second book of the Brookings Institution series of Studies in Higher Education Policy, the complex relationship between the federal government and the nation's higher education system is examined. After a survey of the history and background of Washington's involvement, an appraisal is made of the present condition of postsecondary education with focus on what the government can and cannot do to alleviate problems that lie ahead. Federal assistance programs and government regulation are scrutinized, suggestions are made for reform, and several schemes for government reorganization are analyzed, including the controversial plan for a national Department of Education. Overhauling federal policy, programs, and structure is cautioned against, since too much prescription is thought to be worse than too little, and Washington's piecemeal approach to higher education has worked relatively well to date. Future federal policy, it is suggested, should be directed toward increasing diversity in and access to higher education. (Author/MSE)
Public policy and private higher education( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education reform in the '90s( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the controversial first wave of education reform that swept the United States during the 1980s, observers are beginning to see an incipient second wave. However, in contrast to the marginal changes that dominated the education reform scene of the 1980s, the current wave is propelled by a long-term plan of fundamental, structural improvement. Instead of merely modifying the existing educational system, reformers are calling for a revolutionary restructuring of the education enterprise. Education Reform in the '90s is a contributed work written by leading educators, under the joint auspices of the Educational Excellence Network of Vanderbilt University and the National Conference of State Legislatures. It provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the new restructuring phenomenon and places it in the context of the history of American education and its previous cycles of reform. It is intended for everyone interested in improving the educational system, including state legislators, school administrators, professors, parents, and concerned citizens. The nine chapters of the book are divided into five sections that explore the major issues in education reform. The Changing Nature of School Reform is a broad look at the new wave of reforms, focusing on four major issues: school-based management, voice/choice, teacher empowerment, and "teaching for understanding." Revamping the System focuses on key policy questions related to fundamental restructuring. This section guides educators and policymakers through the major steps of designing and implementing a complex reform package, while cautioning against common pitfalls. Examples of restructuring efforts in Chicago and San Diego are also included in this section. Accountability for Results discusses the new shift in education reform from focusing on educational processes to emphasizing improvements in outcomes. South Carolina and California are shown as examples of states that have implemented radical reform in their assessment and accountability systems. On the Home Front explores state policies intended to empower parents to play a more effective role in their children's education. New Reforms, New Politics discusses how new reforms responding to persistent public pressure for improvement are challenging established methods and changing the political dimension of education reform
Troublemaker : a personal history of school reform since Sputnik by Chester E Finn( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few people have been more involved in shaping postwar U.S. education reforms - or dissented from some of them more effectively - than Chester Finn. Assistant secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, and an aide to politicians as different as Richard Nixon and Daniel Moynihan, Finn has also been a high school teacher, an education professor, a prolific and best-selling writer, a think-tank analyst, a nonprofit foundation president, and both a Democrat and Republican. This remarkably varied career has given him an extraordinary insider's view of every significant school-reform movement of the past four decades, from racial integration to No Child Left Behind. In Troublemaker, Finn has written a vivid history of postwar education reform that is also the personal story of one of the foremost players - and mavericks - in American education." "Finn tells how his experiences have shaped his changing views of the three major strands of postwar school reform: standards-driven, choice-driven, and profession-driven. Of the three, Finn now believes that a combination of choice and standards has the greatest potential, but he favors this approach more on pragmatic than ideological grounds, arguing that parents should be given more options at the same time that schools are allowed more flexibility and held to higher performance norms. He also explains why education reforms of all kinds are so difficult to implement, and he draws valuable lessons from their frequent failure."--Jacket
Exam schools : inside America's most selective public high schools by Chester E Finn( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the best education for exceptionally able and high-achieving youngsters? Can the United States strengthen its future intellectual leadership, economic vitality, and scientific prowess without sacrificing equal opportunity? There are no easy answers but, as Chester Finn and Jessica Hockett show, for more than 100,000 students each year, the solution is to enroll in an academically selective public high school. Exam Schools is the first-ever close-up look at this small, sometimes controversial, yet crucial segment of American public education. This groundbreaking book discusses
Challenges to the humanities( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and the Presidency by Chester E Finn( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charter school accountability : findings and prospects by Chester E Finn( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No remedy left behind : lessons from a half-decade of NCLB( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reroute the preschool juggernaut by Chester E Finn( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester E. Finn, Jr. outlines the issues that define, animate, and complicate today's contentious pre-kindergarten debate in American education. He examines such topics as: which children really need it; how many aren't getting it; who should provide it and at what expense; what is the right balance between education and child care; and how to know whether it is succeeding
Radical education reforms( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a diverse set of unusual and significant departures from customary policies and practices. These "radical" ideas range from calling for national standards, to enacting statewide legislative initiatives, to implementing decentralized local initiatives such as charter schools, local school councils, and privatization. A considerable challenge is presented not only to the status quo but also to the planners of the many less radical reforms of the past decade
What lies ahead for America's children and their schools by Chester E Finn Jr.( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming decade holds immense potential for dramatic improvement in U.S. education and in the achievement of American children and in this volume, members of the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education examine both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead, informed by where U.S. education has been, what changes have been made in recent years, and what's still required for the comprehensive overhaul that this vital enterprise so urgently needs. Looking backward is infinitely easier than predicting the future, but plan
Ohio's education reform challenges : lessons from the front lines by Chester E Finn( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charter schools have emerged as one of the central policy debates in U.S. education--and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute team has been a key participant in this debate since day one, both nationally and in Ohio. Despite President Obama's call for states to strengthen the charter sector and widen the options it provides to needy youngsters, established interests in education and politics oppose this disruption of the status quo. Ohio has struggled with these issues for more than a decade, struggles in which the authors of this book have played influential--and controversial--roles, including that of an actual authorizer of charter schools. They write from wide experience on the ground as well as extensive research and nationally-respected policy expertise
Teaching democracy by Matthew Gandal( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses education for democracy, the definition of democracy, and democracy education in and outside of the schools
 
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Finn, Chester E. 1944-

Finn, Chester E. Jr

フィン, チェスター・E

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Charter schools in action : renewing public educationLeaving no child behind? : options for kids in failing schoolsWe must take charge : our schools and our futureEducation reform in the '90sTroublemaker : a personal history of school reform since SputnikChallenges to the humanitiesNo remedy left behind : lessons from a half-decade of NCLBReroute the preschool juggernautOhio's education reform challenges : lessons from the front lines