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Rationale for Decentralization
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Decentralization has become one of the cornerstones of the urban education reform movement. During the 1980s, following the first wave of reports on the crisis in American education, as many as 60 percent of the nation's school districts with 50,000 or more students decentralized (Ornstein, 1989). Faced with pressures as never before - low achievement, pervasive teacher and student disengagement from teaching and learning, inefficient bureaucracies, collapsing facilities, declining parent involvement, and fiscal cutbacks - many large urban school system superintendents and school boards turned to the business ...
Few doubt that states can provide greater protection for individual rights under state constitutions than is available under the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Federal Constitution. More difficult issues arise, however, when state courts seek to provide greater protection than the Court requires for federal constitutional rights. Can state courts impose remedies for violations of federal constitutional rights that are more generous than those required by the Federal Supreme Court? That is the issue raised by the Court’s recent decision in Danforth v. Minnesota. In ... Read More
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