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ERIC Number: ED090700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 87
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Executive Initiative Yields to Congressional Dictate: A Study of Educational Renewal, 1971-72.
Kaagan, Stephen S.
Renewal was initially designed to consolidate certain of the Office of Education's categorical discretionary programs and put them to work in a limited number of local sites where educational needs of the Country were most pronounced. The Objectives of Renewal were later expanded to include specific performance or achievement gains by children from low income families, an information base sufficient for 100 percent of OE's decisionmaking needs and 50 percent of State needs, and a substantial degree of communication with local districts about promising innovations. In 1972, Renewal reached an impasse of sizable dimension -- Congressional opposition enacted into law. In this study, the author interviewed about 40 people, who were actors in the Renewal story, to determine the reasons for the demise of the endeavor. Interviewees came from three different segments of the education community: (1) the Office of Education and the Office of the Secretary of HEW, (2) Congress menbers and staff, and (3) education associations, and State and local education agencies. (Parts of pages 1 and 79 may reproduce poorly.) (Author/JF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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