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Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
At a time when many states are adopting controversial measures to launch or expand private school vouchers, Republicans in Michigan are taking a different direction, moving ahead with a plan that would greatly expand the menu of public school choices for students and parents. GOP lawmakers, who control both state legislative chambers, have…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Charter Schools, Electronic Learning
Pennington, Kaitlin – Center for American Progress, 2014
Over the past few decades, many state departments of education have taken over low-performing schools or districts as a school turnaround strategy. Recently, that strategy has shifted to creating new districts--managed by the state--that include schools and parts of districts that face challenges in performance. The governance structure brings…
Descriptors: School Districts, Faculty Development, State Action, School Turnaround
Escott, Richard H. – School Media Quarterly, 1973
One segment of the public expects the school superintendent to be a censor, and another says he had better not be. The author feels that educational organization is too complex today for a superintendent to take on the role of censor. (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Censorship