ERIC Number: ED333551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring Education in North Carolina: A Synthesis of Eight Education Reform Reports.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development Services.
Recently, eight reports have been released that deal with restructuring education in North Carolina. These reports were issued by the State Department of Public Instruction, the Task Force on Excellence in Education, the Middle Grades Task Force, the Tar Heel Association of Principals/Assistant Principals, the Governor's Commission on Workforce Preparedness, North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, the Public School Forum of North Carolina Rural Initiative Study Group, and the North Carolina Association of School Administrators Division of Superintendents. Although the reports differ, two themes predominate: (1) there should be high expectations of all students, accompanied by a strenghtened curriculum; and (2) there should be a focus on student outcomes as a means of evaluating the state's educational system and becoming accountable to the public. Other emergent themes include decentralized decision making and the flexibility to achieve it, closer school-business-parent partnerships, and increased investment in staff through better salaries and training. Recommended policy changes range from changes in certification standards to changes in school finance designed to ensure a basic education for every child. The appendices contain a listing of recommendations by report. (Author/MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development Services.
Identifiers: North Carolina; Outcome Based Education