ERIC Number: ED194489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reflections on Elementary and Secondary Education: A Prelude to the 1980's.
Too much accountability, declining enrollment, and conservative decision making are hindering public education. Education should be deregulated, more generously funded, and should make use of parent and community resources. Decision making, in order to meet individual school district needs, should take place at the local, rather than at the state or federal, level. Support is needed for bilingual, multicultural education, improved research, and the elimination of tracking. Assessment in general, and standardized testing in particular, need to be reevaluated. To provide effective education to the nation's children, institutions must once again respect children and young people, intensify resources for their development, and cooperate with their parents. (SAS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum Development, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Government School Relationship, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.