ERIC Number: ED253624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-12
Reference Count: 0
Priority for a Quality Basic Education. A First Report to Governor Joe Frank Harris and the Georgia General Assembly.
Georgia Governor's Education Review Commission, Atlanta.
This report defines what is meant by quality basic education in Georgia and makes numerous recommendations for achieving it for all Georgians. The recommendations are that: (1) basic skills and general job skills be emphasized in vocational education; (2) the salary base for teachers be increased; (3) a five plateau teacher career ladder be introduced; (4) a leadership incentive/responsibility program be implemented; (5) all personnel be evaluated annually; (6) performance-based teacher certification be strengthened; (7) the student assessment program be expanded; (8) school and system evaluation be tightened and full public reporting guaranteed; (9) funding be increased for professional development and school board members added; (10) a weighted funding formula be introduced, recognizing differences between systems; (11) additional operating costs be acknowledged in funding; (12) links between school and statewide information systems be improved; (13) local funding for education be equalized; (14) mandatory, full day kindergarten be ensured; (15) reduced class size and performance incentives for teachers be introduced in compensatory education; (16) there be greater funding for computers in education; (17) all school superintendents be appointed rather than elected; (18) teacher and leadership preparation programs be developed; (19) differences in classroom requirements be recognized; (20) innovation be encouraged; (21) writing be made a priority; (22) school climate be improved; and (23) school size be adjusted to make schools cost-effective. (RDN)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Basic Skills, Career Ladders, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Leadership Responsibility, Personnel Evaluation, Principals, School Size, State School District Relationship, Student Evaluation, Superintendents, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Vocational Education, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Governor's Education Review Commission, Atlanta.
Identifiers: Basic Education; Georgia
Note: For related document, see UD 024 072.