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Wellford W. Wilms is a professor in education at UCLA. At UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, he has served as director,...

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How Kafkaesque Bureaucrats Are Ruining Education


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Last week the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest in the nation, opened its doors for the new school year. The following story is a sobering tale of bureaucracy run amok, to the detriment of its schoolchildren.

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Liberating the Schoolhouse

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UCLA professor Wellford Wilms, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the crisis of public education in America, offers a must-read counterpoint to Bush’s blather about “No Child Left Behind.”

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Taking Back Our Schools—and Fixing Them

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The director of the Education Leadership Program at UCLA forcefully argues that public education funds must be diverted from bloated bureaucracies and redirected into the schools, where principals, teachers and parents can meaningfully influence what is being taught.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE
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Wellford Wilms
Wellford Wilms

Wellford W. Wilms is a professor in education at UCLA. At UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, he has served as director, assistant dean, and elected chair of the faculty. He has studied a wide range of organizations, from corporations and trade unions to teacher unions, public schools, universities, and police agencies.  Wilms has written a number of books, including “Restoring Prosperity: How Workers and Managers Are Forging a New Culture of Cooperation,” “Awakening the Academy,” and “Liberating the Schoolhouse,” which was originally published on Truthdig.  He is currently writing a book on the LAPD.  His research is supported by the National Institute of Justice, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the John and Dora Haynes Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Wilms has a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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