ERIC Number: ED061407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
School Decentralization and School Policy in New York City.
Gittell, Marilyn; And Others
School decentralization in New York City has been avidly watched nationally by educators and governmental decision makers. School decentralization was regarded as a necessary reform, if not a panacea and has had a long history. For three decades, educational reports stressed the need to divide large urban school districts into smaller more efficient units. The decade of the sixties witnessed several important studies, among them being Mayor Lindsay's attempts to obtain a legislative mandate to decentralize city schools, and the Bundy Report. In reviewing the history and present status of decentralization in New York City, several questions arise: How did the school decentralization law affect the recruitment and selection of board members? How did the legal matrix set the conditions for community boards to function? And, finally, how did these community boards pursue their policies in three key areas--personnel, budget, and curriculum? In addressing itself to these questions, this report comes up with some recommendations for legislative changes in decentralization law. (Authors/SB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgets, Community Control, Curriculum Development, Decentralization, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Schools, Organizational Change, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Factors, Racial Relations, Racism, School Construction, Social Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Placement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Commission on the Quality, Cost, and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Inst. for Community Studies.