ERIC Number: ED279603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Time for Results: The Governors' 1991 Report on Education.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
At its meeting in August 1985, the members of the National Governors' Association formed seven task forces for the purpose of examining in-depth critical problem areas in American education. Focus was upon problems in the areas of: (1) teaching; (2) leadership and management; (3) parent involvement and choice; (4) readiness; (5) technology; (6) school facilities; and (7) college quality. In this monograph, summaries, reports, and recommendations from the task forces are presented. Main recommendations generated by the reports include: (1) Now is the time to work out a fair, affordable career ladder salary system that recognizes real differences in function, competence, and performance of teachers; (2) States should create leadership programs for school leaders; (3) Parents should have more choice in the public schools their children attend; (4) The nation--and the states and school districts--need better report cards about results, about what students know and can do; (5) School districts and schools that are inefficient should be taken over by the state and reorganized; (6) School buildings should be in use all year; (7) States should work with preschool children from poor families to help them get ready for school and to decrease chances they will drop out later; (8) Better use of technologies is an important way to give teachers more time to teach; and (9) States should insist that colleges assess what students actually learn while in college. (JD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Leadership, Parent Participation, State Action, Teacher Recruitment
National Governors' Association Publications Office, 444 N. Capitol St., Washington, DC 20001-1572 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.