ERIC Number: EJ743233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Aligning Resources with Expectations
Leadership, v35 n3 p20-22 Jan-Feb 2006
In this article, the author discusses that the ability to clearly link resources, activities and goals in a rational and logical manner is a model that many educators and school leaders would welcome. She also states that in the 1990s, when the state moved in the direction of standards and accountability, part of the thinking was that public education would be held accountable for student outcomes and not mountains of paperwork and legislative pet projects. That there would be an opportunity to assess student and community needs at the local level and provide programs and services to meet those needs. That funding for schools would match our expectations for students and take into consideration the variety of needs that are represented throughout the state. And after many fits and starts, it is time to build the political will necessary to better align the expectations for students and schools with the programs, services and resources they need to meet those expectations.
Descriptors: Expectation, Academic Standards, School Districts, Public Education, Politics of Education, School Funds, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California