ERIC Number: ED289986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Education Inc. How Schools Strengthen the Local Economy. Education-Economic Development Series 3.
This volume is part of a series that is designed to promote stronger ties between the educational resources in the Northeast and Midwest and the economic development process. It challenges school superintendents, school board members, and their staffs to examine the impact of public schools on the economic health of their communities and recognize their roles in local development. The study describes the local public school system as one of the largest businesses in a community and casts the superintendent as the chief executive officer of a major enterprise. Discussion and examples guide administrators toward reviewing their roles in economic development. The monograph encourages them to reconsider traditional school system spending and its effects on the local economy and asks them to think more creatively about educational resources in a less familiar context--as economic and social development tools. A case study presents the efforts of the Columbus, Ohio, school system to maintain quality in teaching and help the local economy. Workbook-style questions following the text and a bibliography encourage administrators to assess their system's policies in this new context. (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School District Spending, School Role
Northeast-Midwest Institute, Publications Division, 218 D Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 ($8.00, plus $2.00 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Northeast-Midwest Inst., Washington, DC. Center for Regional Policy.