ERIC Number: ED194496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Let's Build on the Strengths of Our Comprehensive Public School System: A Recommendation to Educational Policy Makers.
There has been specific, measurable progress made in education, but there are threatening trends that could wipe it out. These trends--the back to basics movement, minimum competency testing, vouchering, and the tax revolt--all support each other, and can cause detrimental effects on education if they should succeed. Ways that the federal government can combat these movements include the establishment of a system, procedure, or apparatus to continually reevaluate educational needs; the assessment of what our schools have accomplished and still need to accomplish; the encouragement of educational research and development in order to discover more effective methods and procedures; the effective dissemination of information generated by public funds. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.