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ERIC Number: ED106917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 20
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The Challenge of Education--Accountability and Local Control.
Porter, John W.
Many educators react defensively to demands for student assessment, accountability, and so forth. Rather than being defensive, we must turn these challenges to our advantage. If I am responsible in my work, then I ought to also be accountable for my work. We must describe what schools are expected to accomplish and show publicly whether these expectations are being accomplished. An important assignment for any school board member is to understand and be able to hold school personnel accountable for executing the basic functions of elementary and secondary schools, consistent with ever-changing socioeconomic and technological conditions. Essentially, the Michigan Educational Accountability Model is a means whereby school boards, teachers, administrators, students, and parents can predetermine what they want to do at any educational level in any program and how they hope to get there. Although there have been many changes since the day of the "little red school house," the concept of local control of education is still important and should continue to be a cornerstone of public education. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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