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ERIC Number: ED131586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
State Administrative Politics in Education: A Case Study of State-Local Interaction in Michigan.
Crowson, Robert L.
Iannaccone has suggested that four different types of linkages may be identified between a state's legislature and its organized educational profession: (1) locally based disparate in which legislators and schoolmen primarily represent just their individual school districts; (2) statewide monolithic in which schoolmen speak with one, powerful and united voice on behalf of education; (3) statewide syndical in which a coalition of schoolmen and legislators cooperatively reach compromises on policy; and (4) statewide fragmented in which interest groups are sharply divided and there is much competition and conflict. Michigan seems to contain two types of political structure in education. While it has been described as a "fragmented" state in the provision of school resources, the administration of the state's compensatory education program was decidedly "syndical." Because there is such constant threat of partisan conflict over education, every opportunity is taken by lawmaker and school official alike to permit accommodations of state and local interests through "subsystem" politics. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan