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Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2000
The issue of state-imposed standards and high-stakes tests for graduation and promotion has polarized communities and school boards. Lawsuits have arisen in Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Indiana, and California. Although opinion polls still strongly support standards and accountability, a backlash is spreading in some districts. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Court Litigation, Dropouts, Grade Repetition
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1999
Accomplished teachers are leaving the profession by the thousands (7% yearly). A 1997 National Center for Education Statistics survey found that dissatisfied teachers leave because of student discipline and motivation problems, inadequate administrative support, poor salary, and insufficient influence over school policies and practices. The…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Coping, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 1997
A 1996 U.S. General Accounting Office report indicates one-third of the nation's schools need $111 billion worth of repairs or partial replacement. Local school districts cannot keep up with enrollment increases or construction costs and will receive little help from federal or state governments. Capital improvement funding inequities are heating…
Descriptors: Construction Costs, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Sorenson, Douglas D. – American School Board Journal, 1987
To counter elementary school children's ignorance about farming, a 1981 Agriculture in the Classroom Task Force recommended that states create their own groups and awareness programs. This article describes cooperative efforts between private and public sector organizations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Oregon, and Virginia. An address and…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Cooperation, Elementary Education
Sincoff, Martin; Reid, Tom – American School Board Journal, 1975
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Educational Experiments, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education