ERIC Number: ED132924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Legislative Review: War, Peace, or Armed Truce?
Educators and politicians share a problem of communication that will have dire consequences for education. Legislators see that educators engage in much so-called evaluation, and collect carloads of data, but are rarely critical of existing programs or truly innovative in others. Legislators are accused of not understanding education, and of interfering with educational processes, while educators seem unable to give straightforward, factual answers. Legislators see educators fighting among themselves for money, and demanding more, but unable to take a stand on how money should be raised. While legislators may be supportive of postsecondary education, they feel betrayed because of the games educators play. However, legislative reform, budget reform, and program evaluation are movements in need of one another. One element that is needed is a complete and mutually comprehensible information system; this may assist the dialogue and movement toward reform. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Finance Reform, Government Role, Interprofessional Relationship, Legislators, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, School Administration
Institute for Educational Leadership, Suite 310, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.
Note: Remarks made at an invitational seminar on Innovation, Outcomes, and the State Budgeting Process (San Diego, California March 22-24, 1976).