ERIC Number: ED363949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
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The Organization and Control of Public Education in Utah.
Sperry, David J.; Johnson, Bob L., Jr.
This paper examines the public education governance structure in Utah. The role and influence of each of the central state actors in the organization and control of education in Utah--the state legislature, the governor, the State Board of Education, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction--are discussed in detail. In an effort to reduce its high student-teacher ratio, Utah recently appropriated funds to systematically reduce class size. In the second half of the paper, particular attention is given to the influence of those reforms enacted during the 1992 state legislative session. Chief among these reforms is the passage of the "Utah State Public Education Strategic Plan, 1992-1997." This master plan represents a major effort to improve public education in Utah and appears to be a blueprint for future changes. The rationale, essence, and implications of the plan for Utah's public education system are examined. Two tables and four summary boxes are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Utah