ERIC Number: ED540810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1926
Reference Count: 0
Review of Educational Legislation, 1923-1924. Bulletin, 1925, No. 35
Hood, William R.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Within the two-year period covered by this review all States held sessions of their legislative assemblies; and in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Georgia, whose legislatures meet annually, there were two sessions. In all there were passed approximately 1,400 educational measures, exclusive of acts of local application and ordinary appropriation bills. This shows an interest in public education which should be gratifying, but in some previous biennial periods there was considerably more school legislation. This downward turn of the curve of school legislation may meet the approval of a considerable group of people, for there are considerable numbers who seem to believe that there is already too much law. But law does not merely prohibit or restrict, it promotes, conserves, guarantees, and protects; there may be duplication or repetition, related to the style in which the statute is written rather than the nature of the law itself; and some State codes or compiled statutes may contain obsolete and useless provisions. So long as the public school systems of States remain below standard, as many of them still are, there will be need for more and better means of improvement; and additional or better laws will be necessary to provide more school funds, increase the school term, provide a properly trained teacher for every schoolroom, and insure the attendance of every child at a school suited to his capacity. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, School Funds, School Law, State Legislation, Educational Policy, State Policy, Public Schools, Educational History, School Organization, Educational Finance, Educational Administration, Educational Trends, Public School Teachers, Teacher Education, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Superintendents, Counties, State Boards of Education, School Districts, Physical Education, Health Education, Child Health, School Health Services, Attendance, School Schedules, State Surveys, National Surveys
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)