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ERIC Number: ED019174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-8
Pages: 52
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PEOPLES-PLACES-PERSPECTIVES--THE GREAT PLAINS STATES.
HANSON, ELLIS G.
THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES HAS EXCEEDED 200 MILLION AND IS PROJECTED TO SURPASS 300 MILLION BY THE YEAR 2000. THESE INCREASES IN POPULATION HAVE BEEN UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED, WITH 43 PERCENT BEING ACCOUNTED FOR BY 5 STATES--CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND OHIO. ANOTHER RELATED POPULATION PROBLEM IS THAT OF MASS MIGRATION. ONE RESULT OF THE MIGRATORY MOVEMENT HAS BEEN THE DECLINE IN POPULATIONS OF MOST GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF THE MIDWEST. WHEN ANALYZING THIS SHIFT IN POPULATION A NUMBER OF IMPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE--(1) THE CRITERIA OF A LOCAL COMMUNITY OR A GROUP OF INTERRELATED LOCAL COMMUNITIES AS THE BASIS FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS OBSOLETE, (2) LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD BE ORGANIZED AROUND CITY CENTERS WITH POPULATIONS OF AT LEAST 2500, (3) ALL AREAS OF EACH STATE SHOULD BE IN A K-12 DISTRICT, (4) STATE-WIDE PLANNING IS NECESSARY DUE TO RECENT DEMOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENTS, (5) AN ENLARGED AND STRENGTHENED MIDDLE ECHELON OF SCHOOL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN THE 4 MIDWEST STATES, AND (6) INCREASING ATTENTION MUST BE DIRECTED TO THE PROBLEMS OF URBAN EDUCATION IN THE MIDWEST. A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE SECTION IS INCLUDED. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Great Plains School District Organization Project, Lincoln, NE.
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