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School and System Governance - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
As young children, many of us probably believed that our teachers and principals ruled the schools. Possibly, as middle school students, many of us became more aware of the powers of local Boards of Education, especially if our parents actively took part in School Board meetings. Finally, our required government class in high school might have filled us in a bit more about the state and Federal Governments' roles in governing the public school systems. This chapter's instructor will clearly explain the roles and specific powers of each of the three levels of governance. By the time you work your way through all of the lessons with multiple-choice quizzes in this chapter, you should understand and be able to discuss the following:
- School Boards' roles in governing schools at the local levels
- Each state's role and powers in controlling public education
- The role of the Federal Government in our schools
|The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education||Explain the role of the local Board of Education, citing and discussing specific powers.|
|The State Government's Role in Public Education||Explore the role of state governments in public education, outlining and explaining powers in detail.|
|The Federal Government's Role in Public Education||Outline the Federal Government's role in our public schools. Explain specific powers and compare to those previously addressed at the other two levels.|
1. The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education
There are a lot of responsibilities in education, but who is in charge of what? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of the local government in public education in America, including the duties that are common to local boards of education.
2. The State Government's Role in Public Education
In order to provide free and quality education to all students, the state government has specific roles and duties that it performs. Watch this lesson to find out how the state government shapes public education in America.
3. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education
There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.
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