ERIC Number: ED211659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Dealing with Decline: The Politics of Public School Closings. ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series, Number 77.
This paper examines the politics of public school closings and suggests strategies for effective management of school closings by administrators. Issues which are covered include: (1) the effects of public school closings on students, teachers, parents, and the community; (2) the trend of declining enrollment; (3) management approaches to closings which include demographic, maintenance, desegregation, and neighborhood considerations; (4) citizen participation; (5) rural consolidations; and (6) urban school closings with regard to desegregation and neighborhood impact. The paper concludes with a section on effects which need further investigation, and calls for anticipatory planning on the part of local, State, and Federal agencies. (ML)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Citizen Participation, Consolidated Schools, Decision Making, Declining Enrollment, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Politics, Residential Patterns, School Closing, School Community Relationship, School Demography, School Maintenance
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($5.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.