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ERIC Number: ED258315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Education Improvement Act of 1984.
Thomas, M. Donald
South Carolina's Education Improvement Act of 1984 is motivating, innovative, challenging, and satisfying. The law is motivating to the citizens of South Carolina because it promises increased student academic achievement, better services to special groups of students and school personnel, improved school conditions, extensive community involvement in school affairs, and higher public confidence in the schools. The law is innovative in recognizing the coalition behind its own success; incorporating incentive programs for teachers, principals, and schools; establishing a process for intervening where the quality of education is impaired; creating a Division of Public Accountability; and establishing annual assessment procedures. The movement for reform is challenging in that the coalition is fragile, continued managerial and financial maintenance of the effort is required, and the assessment program must be strong. The effort is satisfying because it can make a difference, showing the nation that South Carolina understands the values of education, is committed to its people, is informed in its actions, and is united in a common purpose. (PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina