ERIC Number: ED172409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Time Is Ripe for a Reexamination of Federal Educational Policy. Information Series, Volume 6, Number 3. Bulletin No. 7350.
Buchmiller, Archie A.
Regardless of one's philosophical views of the role of the national government, the new federal willingness to reexamine its past effectiveness and role provides an opportunity for grassroots involvement by both state educational agencies and local school districts. An evaluation of current federal enactments needs to consider several important areas, among them: appropriate federal, state, and local roles and responsibilities are needed to carry out federal programs; the effectiveness of formulas that flow funds into the state on state equalization programs must accommodate tests inherent in the Serrano v. Priest constitutional concerns for state fiscal systems; a resolution is needed for the different treatments and definitions in the several laws in respect to areas such as handicapped, maintenance of effort, nonsupplementation, and so forth; funds need to flow to the states on multiyear, long-range state plans rather than on annual time frames that place a premium on repetitive processes requiring planning, programming, evaluating, and reporting; the merits of national uniformity in treatment for categorical groups versus desirability of state flexibility in treatment need to be examined; and the relationship of state programs that are similar to federal programs must be more clearly delineated. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Management and Planning Services.
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