ERIC Number: ED083738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Regionalism: Helping Schools Meet Children's Needs. A Study Document.
New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Metropolitan and Regional Areas Study, Albany.
The Laverne Proposal on Regionalism in Education is aimed at developing a system of public education (including the financing of education) in New York State that would be responsive to the needs of all the State's children. This document presents the Laverne Proposal and compares it with several others. The Proposal recommends the adoption of a 2-tiered operational system for elementary and secondary education and the decentralization of the State Education Department into regional offices. Each regional office of the department would support and advise the two operational tiers. The role of each operational tier would be designed to complement what is done by the other. Programs that could best be handled at the local level would be assigned to tier one. Those that could be carried out more economically or more effectively on a multi-district basis would be assigned to tier two. The report explains the proposal in detail and examines how it might be modified towards improvement. (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Metropolitan and Regional Areas Study, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York