NewTalk tag:newtalk.org,2008-02-07://2 2013-06-05T16:30:37Z Where experts discuss America's toughest issues Movable Type Publishing Platform 4.02a NewTalk Founder Discusses Health Courts and School Discipline tag:newtalk.org,2009://2.101 2009-12-15T20:04:20Z 2009-12-15T22:20:05Z NewTalk founder (and frequent NewTalker) Philip K. Howard has two recent pieces of note:In a posting at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Reform Galaxy blog, Howard discusses the value of health courts as a tool not just for... Admin NewTalk founder (and frequent NewTalker) Philip K. Howard has two recent pieces of note:

  • In a posting at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Reform Galaxy blog, Howard discusses the value of health courts as a tool not just for reliable justice, but for improved care and cost containment as well. Referencing Common Good's December 10th forum, "Fulfilling the Promise" - organized with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - he argues that, despite the trial bar’s opposition to reform, “patient safety experts, consumer groups, providers, as well as editorial boards and the public at large, all overwhelmingly support trying to create a reliable foundation of justice.” [Health Reform Galaxy]
  • “Strong leadership, respect for authority, and perception of fairness are essential to create a positive, productive school culture,” Philip K. Howard writes in a piece for EducationNext. "And yet the encroachment of due process into daily discipline decisions has undermined all three.” Citing a 2009 study by Richard Arum and Doreet Preiss showing that the real threat of litigation has harmed the learning process, Howard suggests that educators "reverse course" by re-enforcing the role of teachers as leaders in the classroom, and by fostering a culture that will "encourage all members of the school community to participate in promoting the values and discipline protocols in schools." [EducationNext]
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