ERIC Number: ED105656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Local Control: An Overview of Conflicting Voices.
Bruss, Lyle R.
To explore the issue of local control over public education, five major questions have been identified and followed by responses from a variety of sources that depict existing conflicts and diversity in opinion. The responses illustrate that resolutions of the local control problems are uncertain, not due to lack of direction by participants, but rather by their conflicting interests. Four general principles are suggested for operating within the many influences and interactions in open school systems: the line for demarcation for maintaining local control should clearly be established; school boards should promote communication among participants in the system and themselves; local power should be in the hands of those local participants who show the most responsibility; and overall control of power should be within the duly elected school board who is, by action, representative of local participants of the system. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Community Control, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Power Structure, Research, School Community Relationship, School District Autonomy, Standards, State School District Relationship, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National School Boards Association (35th, Miami Beach, Florida, April 19-22, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document