ERIC Number: ED357477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring the Common School in Ohio: The Path to Educational Progress. Policy and Budget Recommendations of the State Board of Education to the Governor and 119th General Assembly.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
When the Ohio State Board of Education began developing legislative recommendations for the 1992-93 biennium, the state's economic outlook was more positive. However, conditions changed dramatically and the state faced a budget deficit. While recognizing these economic limitations, the board proposed that the education system must move toward greater equity and excellence. Schools and administrative practices must be restructured in a way that involves all members of the educational community. Restructuring should be guided by several principles: The education budget should be the base of restructuring; collective bargaining should be used to improve education; necessary funding levels can be identified; and the state board should guide reform. The state board's legislative recommendations include children entering school prepared to learn; successful use of math, science and social studies at the third-grade level; student testing at five grade levels; high school graduates for the future; student access to alternative programs; financial incentives and sanctions in school-district restructuring; an increase in minority teaching staff; community responsibility for education; increased parent involvement; equal access to educational opportunities; school-district local revenue options; creative pilot projects, increased school-district efficiency; increased state board authority; and lifelong learning. (JPT)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio