Throughout her career Marilyn Gittell, the Samuels Center’s director, has studied education, addressing the important issue of making schooling more
democratic by increasing equity and expanding participation. The Samuels Center analyzes education politics, seeking to discover who decides what education policy will be and charting recent changes in who
makes policy decisions. Our work has focused on education regimes, including the growth in the role of governors, urban education, school inequity, school reform, and higher education within the CUNY system.
State Power, Suburban Interests, and City School Reform – A Nine-State Comparative Study
A study by the Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center.
Constituency Building and Advocacy for Education Reform – A Collection of Seminar Papers
Published by the Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center, 2001
Redefining Education Regimes and Reform: The Political Role of Governors
Gittell, by Laura McKenna, September 1999. A reprint from Urban Education.
The New Education Regime: The Role of Governors and their Conservative Direction for Education, by Marilyn Gittell and Laura McKenna, August 1997
Regimes and Reform: State Politics and Urban School Reform: Preliminary Findings,
by Marilyn Gittell and Kirk Vandersall, June 1996
Testimony of Dr. Marilyn Gittell before the Committee on General Welfare of the New York City Council, September 20, 1995
School Reform in New York and Chicago: Revisiting the Ecology of Local Games
by Marilyn Gittell
Achieving Excellence with Equality: The Federal Role