ERIC Number: ED109744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Better Urban-Suburban Relationships.
Maas, John M.
Suburban school districts located immediately adjacent to large cities are now facing some of the same problems that larger urban centers have been facing for a long time. Although their problems are similar, there is little cooperation between urban and suburban districts. The critical areas blocking working relationships can be identified in three groupings: social equity problems, governance and local control, and lack of problem identification. The steps being taken to meet these problems are mostly informal and voluntary. There are, however, mutual grounds on which to cooperate: most superintendents agree that social equity is a common responsibility; both urban and suburban leaders want a good quality of life for their community; and, most urban and suburban superintendents can agree on the finances necessary to achieve these goals, although they often don't agree on who should receive them. Metropolitanwide planning in which there is compulsory participation by all education units would be a giant step toward creating an understanding of common problems, better anticipating the effects or impacts of mutual problems, and developing alternatives for achieving desired goals. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (107th, Dallas, Texas, February 21-24, 1975)