ERIC Number: ED345368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Takeover and Deregulation: Working Models of New State and Local Regulatory Relationships.
Fuhrman, Susan H.; Elmore, Richard F.
The efforts of states to differentiate regulatory treatment among districts and schools are examined in this paper. Data were derived from case studies of four state programs: Kentucky's Educational Deficiency Program of receivership for troubled districts; New Jersey's Plan to Intervene in Deficient School Districts; South Carolina's Flexibility through Deregulation Program; and Washington State's Schools for the 21st Century Program that includes regulatory waivers. Following the introduction, the second section examines the evolution of differential treatment as a state education agency strategy and its potential benefits. Four working models of state differential treatment--two sanction programs and two regulatory waiver programs--are described in the third section. The final section examines how the programs function to address the purposes served by such programs. A conclusion is that differential treatment has little effect on long-term school improvement and may not assist in tailoring state policy to local needs or in providing reasonable oversight. Differential treatment, as a strategy for accommodating local diversity in meeting its goals, must be part of a systemic reform strategy that includes a review of how state agency resources can best be used. (29 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Program Evaluation, State Action, State Programs, State School District Relationship
CPRE Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1568 ($7 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
Identifiers: Kentucky; New Jersey; South Carolina; State Takeovers; Washington