ERIC Number: ED125060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
An Informed Public: Its Rights to Information and Its Claim for Involvement in Influencing Management Decision Making in Collective Bargaining.
The public has a right to know how its elected representatives (school board members) are governing the schools, including how effectively they are representing the public's interest in such important areas as collective bargaining. The tendency of some educators (and school boards) is to look down on citizens who show interest in educational governance. Such condescension is destructive both to the community and to education. School boards should trust the news media and the public to accurately represent and assimilate the facts. Boards should make more information on collective bargaining sessions available to the public. The public, if it understands the issues, will many times support the school board's position. (DS)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Citizen Participation, Collective Bargaining, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, News Media, Political Power, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Unions
Not available separately; see EA 008 380
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Educational Negotiators, Washington, DC.
Note: Chapter 5 of EA 008 380; For related documents, see EA 008 380-390