Professor Meets With White House Staff To Discuss Public School
Sept. 23, 1999 -- Frederick M. "Rick"
Hess, an assistant professor in the University of Virginias
Curry School of Education and government department, was invited
to the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to meet with Bruce N.
Reed, an assistant to the President and domestic policy advisor,
other White House staffers and a select group of school superintendents
to discuss leadership in the public schools.
small group of educators met for approximately three hours to discuss
a variety of issues pertaining to school governance, including teacher
shortages, federal regulations, accountability measures and testing.
was essentially a brainstorming session," said Hess, author
of two 1999 books on educational policy, "Spinning Wheels:
The Politics of Urban School Reform" and "School Choice
in the Real World." "We tackled issues concerning school
system governance and the challenges facing school leaders."
more information, contact Rick Hess at (804) 924-7825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857