ERIC Number: ED154528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Who Controls the Schools?
This handbook for parents and citizens is concerned with three issues: the roles administrators, state school officers, boards of education, teachers and teacher organizations, parents/citizens, and students play in making decisions about what happens to children in the public schools; the power administrators, teachers, school boards, state education agencies, and parents/citizens have; and, what can be done to improve the position of parents/citizens in the school's decision-making. The position of parents/citizens can be improved if an elected council of parents and citizens is established in each school of every district containing more than 1,000 students. The council would have a significant voice in the decision-making that affects the lives of the children in the school. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Citizen Participation, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Parents, Power Structure, Professional Associations, Public Schools, Teachers
National Committee for Citizens in Education, 410 Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia, Maryland 21044 ($2.00; 10-19 copies 10% discount; 20-49 copies 15% discount; 50 or more copies 20% discount)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.
Note: A Parents' Network publication