How are Schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed?. Chapter 11. Who legally governs public education?. Responsibility for public schools is a state function-Tenth Amendment to the constitution State versus local control Governors play leadership role.
State Board of Education
(Chief State School Officer)
State Department of Education
Local School Districts
Local School Principals
In the first place, God made idiots.
That was for practice.
Then he made school boards.
Can you think of any ways in which this atypical aspect might influence their values and decisions?
The classroom is … a place in which the claims of various political, social, and economic interests are negotiated. The classroom is both a symbol and a product of deadly serious cultural bargaining.
NCLB-the 2001 reauthorization required states to test students each year between grades 3 and 8 and once in high school if they wish to receive federal funds.
45 states require teachers to pass a state-prescribed, test before entering a teacher education program and before being licensed to teach
Concerns about NCLB
• Students at risk
• Special Education
• State standards lack uniformity
1. deliver federal funds to local school districts and schools for education of students from low-income families
2. supplement educational services provided to low-achieving students