ABSTRACT

Chapter 8 was written in 2008. As the reader will readily note, an application of the logic of social equity in public administration to the field of public education has the great advantage of wrestling with two of the primary forces in modern public administration. One, of course, is social equity. The other is the powerful performance measurement reform movement. In the context of the application of the No Child Left Behind performance measurement regime, and the equally compelling legal and political expectations that schooling be fair and equal, public education is a crucible of these forces.