ERIC Number: ED205635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-16
Reference Count: 0
The Urban Agenda: Meeting Tomorrow's Needs Today.
Plucker, O. L.
This paper, by the Superintendent of Schools in Kansas City, Kansas, addresses several broad issues in urban education. The social, economic, and educational environment in Kansas City, are outlined, and the composition of the Board of Education is described. Criticisms of typical Boards of Education are offered, and possible solutions for restoring the quality are put forth. Suggestions are presented in the following areas: (1) Board responsibility to constituents; (2) leadership; (3) funding and fiscal responsibility; (4) government regulations; (5) program development; and (6) programs for the disadvantaged. The paper concludes that integration of urban disadvantaged into the mainstream of American life should be the major concern of the urban educator. (APM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kansas (Kansas City)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (Atlanta, GA, February 16, 1981).