ERIC Number: ED039647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
State and Local Responsibilities for Education. A Position Statement.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Federally controlled educational programs are causing subordination of local and State educational initiative and responsibility. Primary control of the educational program should rest with local educational agencies. The State should engage in educational planning, experimentation, and innovation; set basic educational standards; and provide financial assistance, consciously avoiding usurpation of local agencies' functions. State departments of education should also play major roles in channeling Federal funds into areas where the most dire needs exist. A cooperative program involving Federal, State, and local educational agencies is needed to achieve the basic purposes of public education. Each level of government should perform those functions for which it is best suited. (LLR)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Federal State Relationship, Instructional Programs, Rural Education, School District Autonomy, State Departments of Education, State Federal Aid, State Standards, Urban Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (Single copy $1.25, quantity discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.