ERIC Number: ED298204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
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Increased State Capacity and Aid to the Disadvantaged.
This paper is divided into the following sections: (1) State Capacity and Education, with regard to financial resources and policymaking ability; (2) State Education Reforms; (3) States and the Disadvantaged: A Historical Perspective; (4) Education Reform and At-Risk Youth; and (5) Recent Trends in Programs for the Disadvantaged. The capacity and willingness of states to provide for public education have increased markedly in recent years. State government has modernized and matured; the wide-ranging programmatic and fiscal reforms enacted since the early 1980s dramatically demonstrate state interest in education, and state legislators and governors made policy in a number of areas that had been largely delegated to local school districts. States also took policy initiatives, such as their creation of remedial programs that moved state disadvantaged programs away from the Federal model and integrated them with the state general program. The fact that the new programs for disadvantaged children were coupled with general school improvement initiatives, supported by top state leadership, and developed out of state needs rather than in response to a Federal stimulus indicates a new, stronger level of state commitment than in the past. The proposed second generation of reforms may bring even more substantial benefits to at-risk children. A list of references is provided. (BJV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: In: Policy Options for the Future of Compensatory Education; see UD 026 334.