ERIC Number: ED085467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Citizen Voice in the Public Schools. Inequality in Education, Number 15, November 1973.
Levy, Leah, Ed.
This issue of "Inequality in Education" comprises articles sampling perspectives of some attempts being made within the public school framework to gain a greater say in how and what children learn. The discussions are concentrated on efforts for (1) community control of Schools; (2) decentralization of school administration; and, (3) existing and potential voucher systems for public schools. In relation to community control, an overview of the development of parent and community participation and control in public schools, a movement termed "the emerging third force in education," is presented, and some existing examples of community controlled native American schools are analyzed. The decentralization program in the Los Angeles Unified School District is treated from contrasting points of view, as are the numerous ways in which the citizens and educators of Detroit have dealt with that city's critical public education problems. The pros and cons of four major voucher systems are summarized, and the workings of the voucher plan in the Alum Rock Union School District is explained. The potential viability of vouchers for public schools is also considered. A Center for Law and Education staff attorney presents a comprehensive analysis of cases dealing with students' rights to write and distribute literature. The concluding section is a special note on the legal challenges to educational testing practices. (RL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Attitudes, Black Youth, Community Control, Decentralization, Educational Testing, Educational Vouchers, Equal Education, Legal Problems, Literature Reviews, Minority Group Children, Political Issues, Public Schools, Student Rights
Center for Law & Education, Harvard Univ., Larsen Hall, 14 Appian Way, Cambridge, Mass. 02138 ($1.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Law and Education.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (San Jose); Michigan; Michigan (Detroit)