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ERIC Number: ED424631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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The Governors Propose: State Policy and Public Education, 1998.
Hertert, Linda
In the early months of 1998 state governors delivered state of the state addresses that touched on concerns transcending state lines: taxes, infrastructure development and maintenance, crime, health, and public education. Some of these common concerns, with an emphasis on proposed K-12 public education policies, are discussed. The paper provides a brief overview of the governors' assessment of the current conditions in their states, looking at the most frequently mentioned issues nationwide and proposed gubernatorial policies for public education. Tax credits are a popular issue, and the paper examines how states will deal with income tax, property tax, senior citizens, farmers, and small businesses. The surplus dollars of many states will go to improving infrastructure, including investments in technology, roads, parks, and prisons. Crime and health are important issues that governors will need to address. The last part focuses on K-12 public education and issues surrounding basic school funding, school construction and repair, technology, early schooling, reading, social promotion, class size, school choice, teachers, and standards and accountability. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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