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Journal Article

The two-legged stool: the neglected role of educational standards in improving America's public schools


Abstract: The author notes that raising the school-leaving age and increasing the amount of spending per pupil have been extremely important public school reforms. However, he says, sizable improvements in school quality will only be evident when these two reforms are complemented by higher standards--and when students' abilities to meet these standards are tested.

Keywords: Education;

Status: Published in Conference on excellence in education

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Economic Policy Review

Publication Date: 1998

Volume: 4

Issue: Mar

Pages: 97-116