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ERIC Number: ED021331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-19
Pages: 13
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What is the Future of Local Boards of Education?
Page, Ruth H.
Local school control will endure only if school boards can meet the needs of the future. Seven factors tend to weaken this control: (1) Ineffective board members, (2) ineffective superintendents, (3) teacher militancy, (4) public reluctance to support the school systems, (5) failure to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth, (6) federal government policy, and (7) public apathy. If these factors can be adapted to the changing conditions, local control will survive. The future role of the local board will depend on how well each member understands and performs his policy making role and on the amount and kind of support local citizens give to their boards and to those political bodies whose policies - largely financial - influence and effectively use teacher competencies without interfering with the public. (HW)
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Note: Paper presented to annual meeting of the American Assn. of School Administrators (Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 17-21, 1968).