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Document Number: 1353

The Changing Landscape of Education Governance MS Word - There is a trend in the United States, and in other countries throughout the world, toward the devolution of authority in public education to those most closely involved with students. This report examines these decentralizing structures, which include a variety of deregulation strategies, site-based management, open-enrollment initiatives, charter schools and tax credits, tax deductions and vouchers. An exception to this tendency, however, is found in a number of the nationís largest districts, where states are aggressively intervening to establish central control and authority over systems that are chronically underperforming. (Todd Ziebarth, Education Commission of the States, January 1999)...
Author: Todd Ziebarth
Publisher: ECS

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