the Basic Bargain: A Study of
Paul A. Herdman,
School Resources for Learning: The “Missing Piece” in Making Accountability
Meaningful (PDF File)
By Karen Hawley Miles. District Issues Brief. District management changes required to support school autonomy.
to Create and Manage a Decentralized Education System (PDF File)
By Allan Odden for New American Schools, 1997.
What do we know about the elements of an effective decentralized system? What do research and experience suggest about how to create and manage a decentralized education system?
Autonomy and Accountability: a Rambling towards Understanding
By Bob Michael.
Strong Compact with Schools
Here are some strategies autonomy-minded district leaders can use to link school autonomy to accountability contracts.