ERIC Number: ED229855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Running the Local Gauntlet: Fresh Insights to District Problems. [and] Reclaiming Urban Schools: A Modest Proposal. IFG Policy Perspectives, Winter 1983.
Levin, Henry M., Ed.
IFG Policy Notes, v4 n1 Win 1983
This collection of short articles, devoted to educational reform at the local level, addresses the issues of improving curricula, expanding educational resources, addressing dropout and discipline problems, and handling increased court involvement in school reform. "The Sceptre, the Rod and the Schoolhouse Gate," by Lawrence Friedman, traces the history of court decisions on student rights. Michael Kirst, in "Cracking Down on Curriculum," reports on the status of curriculum reform and provides questions for local policy-makers to test the adequacy of their curricula. In "Court Ordered Reform: Too Much of a Good Thing?," Donald N. Jensen focuses on the lengthy federal courts' supervision of Boston public schools and draws lessons for local school administrators. Joan O'Brien helps local decision-makers find the cost consequences and service implications of alternative budget strategies in "Two New Budget Blueprints." Russell W. Rumberger's "Diagnosing Dropouts" cites successful programs that help potential or past dropouts finish school. Finally, in "Reclaiming Urban Schools," Henry Levin locates the greatest challenges for urban school policy-makers and outlines strategies to provide political support, resources, and effective planning for public schools in large cities. (JW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Court Role, Curriculum Development, Discipline Policy, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, School Districts, State School District Relationship, Urban Schools
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education, CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-1691.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.