ERIC Number: ED373407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Projection of State Policy Initiatives for the 1990's.
Astuto, Terry A.; Clark, David L.
State boards of education are routinely placed in the challenging position of reacting to emerging problems or responding to policy proposals generated by other actors in the policy arena. This policy briefing paper was written to help members of the North Carolina Board of Education identify educational policy issues they are likely to confront by the end of the 1990s. Data were derived from: (1) an inventory of policy options under consideration in other states; (2) analysis of evaluation reports of recently adopted initiatives; (3) discussions with policy experts; and (4) a review of North Carolina demographic data. The paper describes educational policy initiatives that are emerging in three critical areas--improving the conditions of children and youth, improving schools, and improving state support systems for education. In conclusion, three driving forces will demand educational policy responses throughout the decade--crisis in the lives of American children and youth (who are placed at risk by poverty, racism, and poor health), changes in the social structure, and national pressure to improve schools. State educational policymakers will confront problems that will be national in scope and extend beyond education to include health, social welfare, and economic development. (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Educational Policy Research Center, Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: North Carolina