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ERIC Number: ED123760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Private School Manifesto.
Christison, Milton
This manifesto outlines the purposes, instructional program, facilities, allocation of resources, financing, and implementation of a private elementary and middle school that is based on the concepts of professional accountability and individualized learning. The school would be organized around learning families that cross grade and ability levels and include approximately 125 to 150 students who would remain together for a number of years. Emphasis is placed on hiring only highly skilled teachers who would team together under one leader for each family. Learning aides would be used to reduce the number of teachers needed. The facilities for the school would be minimal to keep from taking money from instruction. Resource allocation would emphasize instruction--few teachers would be hired but they would be paid top salaries, tenure would be avoided but student success would be rewarded with sizable merit salary increases for the teachers, little would be spent on facilities, and all funds available would be spent on instructional resources. The alternative financial plans considered would result in tuition estimated to be between $900 and $1,000 a year. The plan would be implemented in stages. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Independent Schools (Statesboro, Georgia, May, 1976)