Coming Attractions: The Rising Power of State Government in Education
Coming Attractions: This section will highlight anticipated developments within the education arena including forthcoming publications. _____________________
If you are seeking a better understanding of how state government has significantly increased its control not only over the operation of local school districts but also over the content of local education, you will certainly want to read The Rising State: How State Power Is Transforming Our Nation’s Schools edited by Bonnie C. Fusarelli and Bruce S. Cooper and soon to be published by the State University of New York Press, Albany.
You will be particularly interested in the chapter focusing on New Jersey written by Bruce S. Cooper and Philip H. Nisonoff which begins as follows: “New Jersey is a prototypic, if not an ideal case of the rising power of the state in public education policy, finance, choice, and control for several reasons (Cooper and Nisonoff, 2009).”