ERIC Number: ED438591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Special Session Guide to K-12 Reform.
Warren, Paul; Turnage, Robert; Lee, Jannelle; Manwaring, Robert; Jones, Mary
This document was designed to help the California Legislature address long-term and short-term concerns in K-12 legislation. Part 1, which focuses on a suggested K-12 master plan, presents some preliminary conclusions from the governor's office about the role of the state in education. This section outlines governance changes since 1970 and discusses the constitutional provisions that affect K-12 education. The text details reform principles, such as allowing local control over most decisions, and summarizes the state's governance responsibilities, while also taking care to delineate site roles, district roles, and state roles. The last section refines the state's role in funding, in creating flexibility, in providing information on school and district success, and in intergovernmental issues. Part 2 addresses immediate issues in education. These include clear goals and measures, clear lines of accountability, and the right incentives for school success. This section also analyzes teacher quality and training, examining such concerns as ensuring that institutions and individuals are held accountable, providing resources and incentives to achieve success, removing unnecessary barriers to entry into teaching, making quality and training career-long priorities, and promoting competition among training institutions. Categorical program reforms are the last components discussed. (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Politics of Education
Legislative Analyst's Office, 925 L Street, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-445-2375. For full text: http://www.lao.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislative Analyst's Office, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California