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Improving America's schools : the role of incentives / edited by Eric A. Hanushek and Dale W. Jorgenson.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05436-2 (alk. paper)

1. School management and organization—United States. 2. Educational change—United States. 3. School improvement programs—United States. I. Hanushek, Eric Alan, 1943- . II. Jorgenson, Dale Weldeau, 1993- .

LB2805.I434 1996

371.2\00973—dc21 96-44606


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