Do School Boards Have a Future?



Someone must govern elementary and secondary education. If not school boards, then what arrangement should there be? Local control of schools implies to many Americans a board of fellow citizens from the community whose sole concern is the welfare of students. This idealized picture of the school board does not necessarily comport with reality but it is synonymous with democracy in the minds of many people.


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