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ERIC Number: ED016541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 1
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FORCES AFFECTING LOCAL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION.
PURDY, RALPH D.
TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF THEIR SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, IS AN AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL GOAL, BUT THE EXISTING PATTERN OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES WITHIN MOST STATES IS INADEQUATE FOR MEETING THIS GOAL. WHILE NO UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTABLE SET OF STANDARDS IS AVAILABLE FOR REORGANIZING SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SOME EMPIRICAL DATA ARE AVAILABLE FOR PLANNING MORE ADEQUATE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT STRUCTURES. TWO SEPARATE APPROACHES SEEM TO BE DEVELOPING WITHIN THE VARIOUS STATES. ONE IS THE FORMATION OF LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF SUFFICIENT SIZE TO MEET THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF ALL CHILDREN. THE OTHER IS TO MAKE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS LARGE AS PRACTICABLE, BUT TO ALLOCATE HIGH COST AND SPECIALIZED FUNCTIONS TO SOME TYPE OF REGIONAL AGENCY. ALTHOUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION IS NEEDED IN SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY, THERE ARE MANY COUNTERFORCES WHICH TEND TO IMPEDE PROGRESS IN THIS AREA. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "JOURNAL ON STATE SCHOOL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT," VOL. 1, NO. 2, SUMMER 1967, PP. 85-91. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
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