The Five Essential Reasons for the Failure of School Reforms

Author: Joseph Murphy

We unearth and examine the most critical reasons for the failure of school reforms in the United States over the last century. More especially, we look beyond and below traditional explanations provided by the ministries of school reform since the ESEA in 1965. We call into question the most ascendant and most universal beliefs about improvement that are in play at given periods of school reform (e.g., “scientific evidence” currently). We also observe that when knowledge transforms into understanding, it still lacks the power to explain the failure of school reform efforts.


Journal: Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies
DOI: 10.4236/jhrss.2020.81001

Paper Id: 98076 (metadata)

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