ERIC Number: ED306319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-10
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Freedom and Accountability in School Leadership: The Report of the New York State Board of Regents Committee on the New York City Schools.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Conditional deregulation of the New York City (New York) public schools would balance the freedom that school principals need with the accountability that the public has a right to expect. Accountability for student achievement is the missing component in the operation of New York City schools. However, the web of New York State regulations, mandates, contracts, and categorical programs intended to guarantee certain educational outcomes and minimize abuse has deprived principals of the ability to influence their schools. Administrators cannot be held accountable for what they do not control. The first step in conditional deregulation involves the State setting unique performance targets for each of the City's 1,000 schools. Schools that had not met their targets after a review process would either have their principal replaced, or be de-certified and reorganized. Features of conditional deregulation would be the following: (1) negotiated performance targets; (2) flexible compliance; (3) lump sum budgets; (4) teacher contract waivers; and (5) additional personnel. Teacher participation would be required in all phases of the process. Statistical data are included on two graphs. A flow chart illustrating the conditional deregulation process is also included. The appendices comprise the following: (1) a list of selected performance targets with an explanation of how state responsibility and local control would be reconciled; (2) an outline of the process of implementing conditional deregulation; and (3) a list of groups consulted. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)