ERIC Number: ED220990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Community Schools for Chicago, An Idea Whose Time Has Come? A Special Report to the Chicago Community Schools Study Commission.
Thomas, Henrietta K.
The difficulties faced by Chicago's public school system have prompted two state-level investigative bodies to recommend the breaking up of the system into smaller, locally controlled units. Without exhaustively reviewing all of the factors involved in making the transition from a centralized to a decentralized school governance structure, this report raises the questions that must be considered before such action is taken. The critical issues of effectiveness, responsiveness, and fiscal responsibility are addressed as they relate to school governance in general and to the Chicago school system in particular. The report consists of three sections: a mini-history of the Chicago school system, emphasizing past influences affecting present problems; an overview of the community control movement and its impact on urban education; and a discussion of the applicability of the community control concept to the Chicago schools. (Auhtor/PGD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL