ERIC Number: ED337884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Moving beyond Fuzy Altruism in Business-Education Relationships: The Potential of the Georgia Alliance for Public Education. Supporting Leaders for Tomorrow, Occasional Paper #8.
Georgia's business leadership is concerned about that state's public education system which has consistently ranked near the bottom of the educational ladder. In 1986, the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act became law, and its provisions are described in this document. The Georgia Alliance for Public Education (the Alliance) was mobilized to sustain involvement from the private sector in QBE. The alliance attempts to build a coalition of business leaders who work for improvement in all aspects of primary and secondary public education. Goals include increased prestige for the teaching profession and for public education in general as well as enhanced curricula. Programs include a statewide literary magazine and small grants to classroom teachers. The structure of the board of trustees of the Alliance and business support are detailed. A one-day conference with business leaders and educators is reviewed. Issues beyond the conference include the Alliance's future, its funding, and a concise definition of its mission. Information on the Institute for Educational Leadership is appended. (RR)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, School District Autonomy, School Effectiveness, School Organization, School Restructuring
Publications Department, Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Georgia; Partnerships in Education
Note: For other titles in this series, see EA 023 403-405 and EA 023 408-415.