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ERIC Number: ED020267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 3
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NASHVILLE, EXPERIMENT IN URBAN SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION.
EGERTON, JOHN; LEESON, JIM
THE BIGGEST CHANGE WHICH RESULTED FROM THE CONSOLIDATION OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, INTO ONE GOVERNMENTAL UNIT WAS THE CREATION OF A UNIFIED SCHOOL SYSTEM. NOW, ALL BUT ONE MEMBER OF THE NEW METRO BOARD OF EDUCATION ARE NEW APPOINTEES, AS IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. UNDER THIS NEW LEADERSHIP BROAD CHANGES IN THE PREVIOUSLY "MEDIOCRE OR WORSE" EDUCATIONAL QUALITY OF THE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN INSTITUTED. AMONG THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE NEW ADMINISTRATION ARE INCREASED TAX REVENUES AND SCHOOL ALLOCATIONS, GAINS IN DESEGREGATING THE SCHOOLS AND FACULTIES, CHANGES IN PURCHASING AND MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES, AND THE REDISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS IN FAVOR OF DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS. WITH STRONG BACKING FROM THE MAYOR, THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IS NOW PLANNING TO REJUVENATE THE CURRICULUM. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "PHI DELTA KAPPAN," VOLUME 48, NUMBER 7, MARCH 1967. (NH)
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Identifiers: TENNESSEE; Tennessee (Davidson County); Tennessee (Nashville)