National Study Finds That Federal Funding Can Hinder Operations at DPI
Written By: Christian D'Andrea MacIver Institute Education Policy Analyst | Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2011
A new round of in the federal Department of Education's Race to the Top is coming up soon, but a new study suggests that Superintendent Tony Evers and his crew at the Department of Public Instruction may be better served without a new source of federal funding.
A recent study from Dr. Frederick Hess and a group of scholars, titled State Education Agencies as Agents of Change, looks into the dynamic field of statewide education operations and management. The research found a national network of institutions that are tangled in webs of compliance and bureaucracy, keeping many reforms at bay. In short, outdated routines and often duplicative reporting are holding back several states from reaching their educational potential.
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