ERIC Number: ED132721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Federalism at the Crossroads: Improving Educational Policymaking.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
The significant increase in the role of the federal government in educational policy-making has provoked a crisis; at the least, it has unleashed a gamut of opinions as to the balance and appropriateness of the roles to be played by the main jurisdictional elements of the system--federal government, states, localities, and public and private institutions of higher learning. To some observers, the threat of domination by an insensitive federal superbeast is near at hand and requires urgent, concerted counteraction. In the minds of others, the states and, by extension, their constitutionally subordinate localities have, by inadequate performances, forfeited their right to make all but the most mechanical educational decisions. In between is the largest number, those who respect but have not thought much about the problems of federalism. When pressed to do so, the Institute for Educational Leadership believes they will share our conviction that the federal system--with balanced roles and dispersed powers--is one of the wisest creations of modern statecraft and that it can be made to work effectively. This anthology of articles, edited speeches, and other readings contains information on alternative proposals and other forms of wisdom emerging about federalism. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Higher Education, State Government
Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 310, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Note: For individual chapters of this document, see EA 009 030-040; Pages 1-6, 19-22, 71-78, and 81-106 of the original document are copyrighted and therefore not available. They are not included in the pagination