January 13, 1988

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Carnegie Corporation officials said last week that the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy will be moved from Washington to the foundation's home office in New York City and will be converted chiefly into a grant-making program.
State activity to combat discrimination in education has expanded dramatically as the federal government's role has narrowed, says a new book by Cynthia G. Brown, who was the first assistant secretary for civil rights in the Education Department.
In anticipation of the 1988 Presidential campaign, Education Week invited a number of educators, analysts, and policymakers to propose an initiative of high priority for the federal government's role in education. If they were given the opportunity to make one suggestion, to offer one favorite idea to the candidates, what would it be?
Why are principals cast by some national reports on teacher education as barriers to a professional environment for teachers? Why is the school administrator often described as lacking perspective, generally obstructive, and frequently autocratic? Why is this view at the same time at odds with the experience of practicing principals and superintendents?
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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