ERIC Number: ED348714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
State and Children: Relating Policy, Practice, and Finance at the State Level.
Herrington, Carolyn D.
The last decade has seen the convergence of three trends in the United States: a decline in the well-being of America's children; increasing overlap between the educational policy agenda and a broader policy agenda for children; and a shift in responsibility for social policy from the federal to the state level. This paper examines the current capacity of states to address children's needs, particularly in light of changing demographic and socioeconomic conditions. The first section examines the underlying philosophical, political, and administrative beliefs and structures that characterize society's responses to children. The second section reviews the current mismatch between state policymaking and the condition of children. State policies designed to improve the coordination of policies and services are analyzed in the third section. The final section outlines a proposed state-level policy framework that corresponds with knowledge about optimal child development. (31 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association (New Orleans, LA, March 1992).