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ERIC Number: ED295307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Report of State Legislative Acts on Education 1985-87.
Cline, Paul C.; Graham, P. Tony
Because state legislatures (prime agents in American representative democracy) greatly influence education, attention should be given to the types of statutes being passed in the various states. This project investigates education statutes passed by state legislatures in 1985 and 1986, with some consideration of 1984 and pending 1987 legislation. Research stressed enactments affecting students, teachers, and other school personnel; school district mandates; and programs mandated or supported by state assemblies. The study covered public schools, with lttle consideration given to budget, higher education, or administration. Governors of all states were asked to furnish a summary of recent and pending legislation. Replies were received from 34 states. The information was organized and analyzed to determine current educational trends. Findings showed much specific legislation in the following areas: the amount of time spent in school, health and safety, the handicapped, the gifted and talented, the curriculum, vocational education, early childhood education, media and textbooks, religion, teachers, and students. Studying the laws passed in each area delineates society's interest in the educational system existing within each state. Included are 10 tables. (MLH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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