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ERIC Number: ED180078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Governors' Role in Education: An Information Overview.
Muller, Jane; And Others
This report provides basic information about the responsibilities and roles of governors in relation to education. Information was derived from published sources and supplemented by a questionnaire sent to all governors' offices. The information is concerned primarily with structural and legal arrangements that shape the governor's formal role in education policy-making. It does not attempt to examine the informal and subtle ways in which governors influence policy. The authority of the governor is felt in the areas of policy-making in which the governor can propose legislation, veto legislation, veto appropriations, and set general policies and regulations that apply to all parts of state government; in budget recommendations; and through the governor's appointment authority, which can be felt at both the elementary/secondary level and the higher education level. The governor's influence can also be felt through the staffing of the governor's office for liaison with education and through his or her role in the implementation of federal laws and aid. A number of charts supplement the text. A list of the governors, chief state school officers, and state higher education executive officers of the states and Puerto Rico is included. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.