The Politics of Policy: How Leadership Influences Implementation

Posted by Terri McCormick On October - 31 - 2014

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This presentation examines the theoretical propositions that emerge from the literature review – establishing what is known about policy decision making, leadership, and education reform. The paper focuses on the “Black Box of Politics” as it intersects with public policy. The setting for the dissertation to follow is on the legislative committee hearings, documents, testimony, social media, press and other archived documents – during the Common Core State Standards Debate and consideration of REPEAL of the CCSD policy.

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