ERIC Number: ED119298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
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Policy Making and Issues of Education in New York State.
Michel, George J.
Among recently emerged educational policy structures in New York State, only the New York State United Teachers is likely to become a permanent new force, and its influence over general educational policies is expected to be weak. Within the current political-educational policy structure, prospects are dim for solutions to such complex issues as state funding of schools and equalizing educational opportunity. Political and educational feuds prevent creation of a new educational policy structure and eliminate any possibility of solutions to these problems. It is also doubtful that the controversial issue of educational decentralization will be resolved. The impact of teacher negotiations and unionization should be described as illusory, since it is difficult to verify either harmful or beneficial results from such negotiations. Most benefits that can be documented seem excessively costly to unionized teachers, though nonunionized teachers in neighboring districts enjoy a beneficial spillover effect. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York