ERIC Number: ED335803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Virginia: The State and Its Educational System.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
A profile of Virginia is presented, which assesses trends in the state's economy, population, and educational system. The state is characterized by a diverse economy, a well-educated suburban middle-class majority, a high level of individual and state wealth, and a high level of work force participation. Problems include rural poverty, lack of minority groups' success, poorly coordinated state services, and regional conflict. A conclusion is that dramatic economic growth necessitates a "pay-as-you-go" taxation and service delivery plan. Recommendations are made to create legislative responsibility for transportation and highway planning; improve "high tech" development; implement equity in educational financing; coordinate higher educational autonomy with state policy; create stable, middle-income jobs; and emphasize education's educational role. Three tables are included. (18 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Population Distribution, Population Trends
Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., Center for Demographic Policy, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.