TITLE

Here Come the Mr. Fixits

PUB. DATE
July 1975
SOURCE
Time;7/28/1975, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue of school superintendents resigning or being asked to leave in large U.S. cities in 1975. It was believed that the reason behind the issue was more politically active school board members wanting to run the schools themselves. The urban school systems were faced with the issues of squeezed budgets, decreased student enrollments, and increased teacher militancy. Roland Patterson was fired after days of public hearings because of his failure to end school violence. James F. Redmond announced his decision not to accept reappointment when his contract expires because of what he claimed constant bickering among school board members in Chicago, Illinois.
ACCESSION #
53515530

 

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