ERIC Number: ED030699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
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Efforts to Desegregate and Decentralize the Administration of a Large City School System.
Redmond, James F.
The superintendent of schools in Chicago discusses concurrent efforts to desegregate and decentralize the city's public school systems. He stresses the financial limitations which cripple efforts to ameliorate the urban school crisis. He feels that effective decentralization does not necessitate multiple local boards of education, for the central board can set policy for the entire city and act as "watchdog" over those services which can be more efficiently administered centrally. However, decentralization is needed to make large school systems more responsive to their clientele. (NH)
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Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)
Note: Address presented at a Special Training Institute on Problems of School Desegregation (Teachers Coll., Columbia Univ., New York, N.Y., July 10-12, 1968)