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ERIC Number: ED030221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 24
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Mayors and Schools: A Report of a Survey of the Mayors of the Fifty Largest Cities Concerning Their Role in Educational Issues.
Saxe, Richard W.
To examine current communication and involvement patterns between municipal and educational governments in urban areas, a questionnaire was mailed to mayors of the nation's 50 largest cities. Responses to the questionnaires indicated that (1) incoming and outgoing communications about local school issues normally flow through the school superintendent's office, (2) incoming communications concerning State and national school issues are normally received through the news media, and (3) outgoing communications concerning State and national school issues are generally sent to State and national public officials. Most of the respondents (88%) indicated that communication about local school issues was satisfactory, and approximately one-half of the respondents rated State and national school communications as satisfactory. Sixty-two percent of the mayors expressed a desire to increase their involvement in school issues. These and other results indicate that a majority of the responding mayors feel the need for closer educational-political cooperation. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Dept. of Educational Administration and Supervision.