The 1980s: States Assume Educational Leadership
by Calvin M. Frazier - 1987
Early in the century, it was not difficult to identify the locus of the power driving educational decision making. The control rested in approximately 127,000 school districts and 423,000 school board members. State departments of education were slowly adding staff members but still a number of states had few personnel beyond the state commissioner or superintendent of public instruction.
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