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ERIC Number: ED139110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Impediments to Effective Federal-State Relations. The Council of Chief State School Officers Annual Legislative Meeting (Washington, D.C., March 6-8, 1977).
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Specific instances in which federal legislation and regulations function to impede state/local effectiveness are grouped under eight major issues: (1) lack of coordination among federal programs and agencies; (2) regulations established by federal agencies exceed authority granted in statutes; (3) federal policies that prescribe methodology or programs rather than specify results of programs impede state and local professionals; (4) federal information reporting is sometimes required without qualification as to need and purpose; (5) approval and funding of programs are delayed by inefficient administrative practices; (6) federal policies and regulations result in administrative confusion and inefficient state/local practices; (7) in some programs federal agencies deal directly with school districts, bypassing state education agencies; and (8) audits conducted by federal agencies are sometimes late and not consistent with the policies for planning and conducting programs. Remedies for the problems are recommended in terms of the development of realistic regulations and improved guidelines for education legislation. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrators, Advisory Committees, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Guidelines, Handicapped Students, Problem Solving, Problems, Program Administration, School Districts, State Departments of Education, State Federal Aid, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.