ERIC Number: ED375482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Education in the 21st Century: A Model for Statewide Reform.
Hess, G. Alfred, Jr.
Panel Update, v9 n3 Sum 1994
This document outlines a community-based state school system that allows a large degree of local autonomy in exchange for heightened accountability for school performance. It highlights a model education platform for candidates in the 1994 election. A system of educational excellence for the 21st century would be performance-based, locally controlled, specialized to meet the needs of diverse student populations, adequately and equitably funded, integrated with other community services, and focused on successful transitions. It is recommended that a state task force on the elimination of mandates be established immediately to develop a plan for phasing out virtually all state controls on public school administration. State agencies should focus on developing the capacity to assess whether schools are meeting state standards, rather than on controlling how they meet state standards. In addition, a system of supports should be developed to help schools achieve. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Panel on School Policy, IL.