Organization of Education in Metropolitan Areas
by Luvern L. Cunningham - 1968
The organizational structure through which education is governed and administered in the standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA's) of the nation has seldom been the subject of critical appraisal. The variety of public and private organizational arrangements for carrying on educational activities within a single SMSA is usually extensive. Similarly, the variation among the SMSA's of the nation is remarkable. An attempt is made in this chapter to describe some of the patterns of governing public education in the SMSA's, to develop some criteria for the construction of new patterns or for the appraisal of existing ones, to present one metropolitan design for public school control and administration, and to review some of the crucial issues that are imbedded in local educational government reform.
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