Structural Educational Reform and Management Perogatives Baldwin, Grover H

The importance of school officials retaining control over the decision making process is echoed in Dr. Grover Baldwin in "Structural Educational Reform and Management Perogatives." His emphasis is on the specific areas of site based management - like control over classroom standards, evaluation criteria, certification, merit pay and the power of principals - where unions have tried to wrest away officials' authority.

The author discerns hope in the fact that in each of these areas a number of legislatures, school boards and their administrators have begun to use the current reform movement to attempt to reassert their authority. What is even more hopeful is that a number of state courts have upheld their endeavors.