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ERIC Number: ED018000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 98
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Reference Count: 0
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JACKSON COUNTY REVISITED, A CASE STUDY IN THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.
GOLDHAMMER, KEITH; PELLEGRIN, ROLAND J.
THIS DOCUMENT IS A SEQUEL TO "THE JACKSON COUNTY STORY, A CASE STUDY," (ED 011 569) WHICH DESCRIBED THE IMPACT ON A LARGE SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF COMMUNITY CONFLICT WHICH ROSE OVER BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND NON-EDUCATIONAL ISSUES. THE FIRST STUDY ENDED AFTER THE 1962 ELECTIONS IN WHICH A MAJORITY OF CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATES WAS ELECTED TO THE SCHOOL BOARD. THIS SEQUEL DOCUMENT COVERS THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE 1962 AND THE 1966 ELECTIONS. IN 1963, FACED WITH A SCHOOL BOARD WHOSE MAJORITY WAS HOSTILE TO HIM AND TO MANY OF HIS PROGRAMS, THE SUPERINTENDENT RESIGNED. UNDER THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT WHO ALIGNED HIMSELF WITH NEITHER FACTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, CONTROVERSY SUBSIDED FOR A TIME. BEFORE THE 1964 ELECTIONS, MAJOR ISSUES CAME BEFORE THE BOARD WHICH SPLIT THE FACTIONS AND THE COMMUNITY INTO LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE CAMPS. IN 1964 AND IN 1966, THE LIBERAL COMMITTEE FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (CPS) WAGED UNIFIED, ORGANIZED CAMPAIGNS FOR ITS CANDIDATES AGAINST THE CONSERVATIVE COUNCIL FOR BETTER EDUCATION. THE TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED BY CPS IN ITS SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS TO CAPTURE A MAJORITY OF THE SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS ARE DESCRIBED, AND THE EFFECTS OF THE COMMUNITY CONFLICT UPON THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE COUNTY'S SCHOOLS ARE DISCUSSED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $2.00 FROM PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT, CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, HENDRICKS HALL, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON 97403. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)