ERIC Number: ED543648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Reference Count: 0
Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1930-1932. Bulletin, 1933, No. 2. Chapter VII: A Review of Educational Legislation, 1931 and 1932
Keesecker, Ward W.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This bulletin provides the seventh chapter of the Biennial Survey of Education, 1930-32, which has been published in separate chapters dealing with specific segments of the educational system. The purpose of this publication is to make available information on educational legislation enacted during 1931 and 1932. Probably in no previous biennium have there been more legislative sessions among the American commonwealths. During this period every State had a regular legislative session, and the governors of approximately three-fourths of the States called their respective legislatures into special session to wrestle with the serious problems growing out of the economic depression. Legislative activity relating to education during this period attained unusual prominence. Every State legislature was confronted with the vital and difficult problem of securing adequate educational facilities in the face of diminishing public revenue. The task of analyzing and reviewing legislation enacted during this unusual period present unusual difficulties. Numerous enactments affecting education are found to be considerably involved and include many implications which have been perplexing even to school authorities within the respective States. Owing to the necessity for brevity and the multiplicity of enactments relating to education, only these certain phases or subjects are here reviewed: (1) State administrative organization; (2) State school support; (3) Local school administration; (4) Efficiency in the business management of schools, budgets, etc.; (5) Teachers; (6) Teacher institutes; (7) School attendance; (8) High schools; (9) Tuition and transportation; (10) Textbooks; (11) Curriculum; (12) School health and safety; (13) Kindergartens; (14) Adult and vocational education; (15) Handicapped and dependent children; and (16) Educational surveys. An index is included. (Contains 5 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: National Surveys, Educational History, School Law, Educational Legislation, State Legislation, School Attendance Legislation, State Agencies, Educational Policy, State Policy, Economic Climate, Financial Problems, Administrative Organization, Efficiency, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Public School Teachers, High Schools, Textbooks, Curriculum, School Safety, School Health Services, Adult Education, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Educational Research, Educational Finance, School Administration, Vocational Education, Educational Facilities, School Support, Public Schools, Educational Change, Educational Administration, State Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Rural Schools, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Taxes, County School Districts, Preservice Teacher Education, State Schools, Private Colleges, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Certification, Teacher Retirement, Special Education, Student Transportation, Tuition, African American Education, American Indian Education
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)