ERIC Number: ED227568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-1
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Oklahoma Education.
Oklahoma Citizens' Commission on Education, Oklahoma City.
Established by the state legislature in 1980, the Oklahoma Citizens' Commission on Education (OCCE) aimed to evaluate the state's schools and prescribe goals for its future educational system. This report presents OCCE's recommendations and background materials. The first section comprises OCCE's 42 recommendations and statements, with supporting materials, on (1) control of the schools, including school boards, the curriculum, testing and minimum standards, early childhood and adult basic education, and vocational and handicapped education; (2) school financing, involving property taxes, elections, state government's role, Oklahoma's 1981 finance reforms, capital outlays, and public funds for private education; and (3) educational quality, administrative structures, accreditation, and district reorganization. The second section narrates the commission's "dream" of what Oklahoma schools would be like in the year 2000 if its recommendations were implemented. Section 3 provides material prepared by OCCE's staff on the state's educational system, revenue sources, finance issues involving equity and control, and the 1981 school finance legislation. An appendix lists OCCE's witnesses and the organizations invited to attend and offers additional materials prepared by the commission. (RW)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Futures (of Society), Governance, Public Schools, School Administration, School District Autonomy, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.; Oklahoma State Legislature, Oklahoma City.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Citizens' Commission on Education, Oklahoma City.