ERIC Number: ED194502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Small School Districts' Concerns for the 80's.
Salmon, Paul B.
Though small school districts comprise the majority of school districts in the United States, they have been overshadowed by the needs and standards applied to the larger schools. Problems specific to small school districts include lack of resources and financial strength, narrower range of program offerings, educational equity, and lack of evaluation standards that consider the differences between large and small school districts. Among advantages in small school districts are greater community and student involvement and better student/teacher/parent relationships. Because they have a profound impact on the local community, the contributions of small school districts should be valued and supported through equality of resources and programs, recognition of accomplishments, and understanding. (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.