In his new book, The End of Exceptionalism in American Education, published by Harvard Education Press, Jeffrey Henig traces the roots of the shift in school governance. Once the domain of local and state school boards, decisions about schools and schooling have begun to emerge in every level and branch of government. In this EdCast, Henig, professor of political science and education at Columbia University, reflects on the erosion of the “special status” of education decision-making over the past 50 years.
About the Harvard EdCast The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.