ERIC Number: ED103512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Education and the State Educational Agency: A Proposal for Educational Change.
Shade, Barbara J.
Large urban school districts are considered by most people to be in serious trouble because they are unable to educate children in the inner city as well as the suburban districts have been able to educate theirs. Although the state assist these districts in many ways, it has not made a commitment to the development of a coordinated plan of action. This coordinated plan of action has been determined by a national task force on urban education as an extremely necessary tool to promoting change. The districts requiring this particular attention are located in the urbanized triangle of Wisconsin, have a large minority, low income population, have a large number of children of poor educational performance, and are highly industrialized. The crises in which these school districts find themselves are the consequences of human decisions. By finding a way of involving the individuals most likely to make those decisions as well as those most likely to be affected by them in a process of information gathering, introspection and implementation, it seems possible that some progress can be made. The proposals for doing this include the development of a Superintendent's Council and an Urban Education Advisory Committee and designation of the Deputy Superintendent to facilitate as the focal point for urban concerns. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin