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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary And Abstract

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of the Papers

Restrictions

Online Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. Subject Files 1979-1980

Series 2. Editing Committee Files, 1979-1983.

Series 3. Public Input, 1979-1980.

Series 4. Office, 1979-1980.

Series 5. Mailouts, 1979-1980.

Series 6. Public Hearings, 1979-1980.

Series 7. Committees, Undated.

Series 8. Joe Neeley Files, 1979-1981.

Series 9. Committee Public Hearings, 1979-1981 and undated.

Series 10. Reports and Other Publications, 1978-1981.

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Governor William P. Clements, Jr., Office of the Governor, Advisory Committee on Education:

An Inventory of the Official State Papers, 1979-1983



Descriptive Summary And Abstract

Creator Texas. Governor's Advisory Committee on Education
Title Governor William P. Clements, Jr., Office of the Governor, Advisory Committee on Education: An Inventory of the Official State Papers
Dates: 1979-1983
Abstract The two individuals who figure prominently in these records are Thomas E. Anderson, Jr., who was Executive Secretary of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education, and Joe Neeley, who was Staff Coordinator to the Committee. Although most of the correspondence is addressed to and signed by Governor Clements, these two individuals apparently drafted much of it. Most of the correspondence about distributing copies of the Report and Recommendations of the Committee is addressed to and signed by Neeley. Anderson managed the office of the Committee and prepared and distributed the agendas along with the minutes and supporting documents that went to each member of the Committee prior to each meeting. Dr. Willis Tate, President Emeritus of Southern Methodist University chaired the committee, but very little of the correspondence is addressed to or signed by him. Records include correspondence, memos, notes, press releases, newsletters, agendas, minutes, mailing lists, position papers, rules of procedure, maps, draft legislation, reports and other publications, cassette tape recordings of public hearings, summaries of hearings, witness affirmation forms, statements of issues and recommendations of witnesses, brochures, annual reports, issue prioritization forms, files on committee members, open meetings submission forms, lists of members of the committee and ad hoc committees, lists of members attending meetings, seating charts, lists of witnesses at public hearings, and court documents.
Identification TEXAS MSS 00047
Extent 5.5 linear feet
Language English.
Repository Texas A & M UniversityCushing Memorial Library

Historical Note

The two individuals who figure prominently in these records are Thomas E. Anderson, Jr., who was Executive Secretary of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education, and Joe Neeley, who was Staff Coordinator to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education. Although most of the correspondence is addressed to and signed by Governor Clements, these two individuals apparently drafted much of it. Most of the correspondence about distributing copies of the "Report and Recommendations" of the Committee is addressed to and signed by Neeley. Anderson managed the office of the Committee and prepared and distributed the agendas along with the minutes and supporting documents that went to each member of the Committee prior to each meeting. Dr. Willis Tate, President Emeritus of Southern Methodist University chaired the committee, but very little of the correspondence is addressed to or signed by him.

Much of the work of this Committee was accomplished by the eleven ad hoc committees--Changing Environment of Public Education in Texas Committee, Curriculum Committee, Operational Issues Committee, Role of the Educational Providers and Consumers Within Texas School Districts Committee, Special Populations Committee, State/Federal Relations Committee, Structural Issues Committee, Structure of Public Education in Texas Committee, Student Motivation and Discipline Committee, The Teacher--The Professional Committee, and Teacher Education, Certification and Recruitment Committee. Each of these ad hoc committees produced a report, and these reports were used in compiling the final report and recommendations of the Committee.

"The Report and Recommendations" of the Committee was widely distributed to members of the Legislature, educational organizations and groups, school administrators and teachers, and citizens. At least 8,000 copies were printed, most of which were distributed before the end of Governor Clements' first term. Many of the recommendations became part of Governor Clements' legislative program for the 67th Legislature, which met in 1981. The success of this Committee led to the creation of other committees and task forces to deal with other education issues.

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Scope and Content Note

Records include correspondence, memos, notes, press releases, newsletters, agendas, minutes, mailing lists, position papers, rules of procedure, maps, draft legislation, reports and other publications, cassette tape recordings of public hearings, summaries of hearings, witness affirmation forms, statements of issues and recommendations of witnesses, brochures, annual reports, issue prioritization forms, files on committee members, open meetings submission forms, lists of members of the committee and ad hoc committees, lists of members attending meetings, seating charts, lists of witnesses at public hearings, and court documents.

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Organization of the Papers

Records are arranged in alphabetical order in three, in chronological order in four, and in random order in five of these sections or segments.
Records are organized according to the following sequence of section headings and corresponding box-folder numbers: Subject Files in folders /1-1/57, Editing Committee Files in folders 1/58-2/26, Public Input in folders 2/27-2/58, Office in folders 3/1-3/5, Mailouts in folders 3/6-3/32, Public Hearings in folders 3/33-3/38, Committees in folders 3/39-4/8, Joe Neeley Files in folders 4/7-5/1, Committee Public Hearings in folders 5/2-5/18, and Reports and Other Publications in folders 5/19-6/25.
There is considerable duplication of records among the sections or segments. Drafts or versions of reports exist in the Editing Committee, the Committee Meetings, the Mailouts, and in the Reports and Other Publications sections. The most complete set of these items is probably in the Editing Committee section. To have eliminated duplicate copies from among the sections would have been very time consuming, but such exact duplicates were removed from individual files and sections and were discarded.
When these records were packed in 1983 and sent to Dallas there were twelve boxes, but only ten of those boxes were received by Texas A&M University. Original boxes 1 and 6 were not received. There is no indication of what may have happened to them. There is no indication that any of the other boxes in this series were ever wet, so it is unlikely that those two boxes could have been too badly damaged by water to have been discarded for that reason.
All of these records have been transferred into new acid and lignin free folders and boxes. During that transfer, all paper clips were removed. Also all duplicate records within individual file folders were removed and discarded. Most envelopes were also removed and discarded. The original order of the file folders was maintained in most cases. If a few cases folders were out of order either alphabetically or chronologically, and those were corrected. Some rearranging of the order of folders was done in the last of the original boxes in order to have similar records together, but it was determined not to attempt to put the records on hearings in box 3 and those in box 5 together. This would have entailed a major project of rearranging materials and renumbering of folders.
The records in this series are mostly in very good condition. A few items have rust stains from paper clips and a few others are stained from long contact with highly acidic file folders. Some documents have curled and damaged edges from there having been too many papers in individual file folders. There is no evidence of mold or mildew on any of these records and no indications that any of the boxes were ever wet.
Note: The original first box in this series was never received by Texas A &M. It contained Public Input Issues, A-V, and subject files, A-L, according to an inventory at the Texas State Archives.

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Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Online Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Clements, William P., 1917-
Anderson, Thomas E.
Neeley, Joe.
Clements, William P., 1917-
Organizations
Texas--Governor's Advisory Committee on Education.
Texas Education Agency.
Subjects
Curriculum evaluation.
Education and state--Texas.
Education, Higher--Texas--History.
Places
Texas--Study and teaching (Higher).

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Administrative Information

Provenance

These Records were transported to Dallas When Governor William P. Clements' first term ended on January 18, 1983. They were transferred to the custody of Texas A&M University in 1993 under the agreement signed by Texas A&M University, the Texas State Library, and Governor Clements. They remain the property of the Texas State Library but are housed at Texas A&M University where they are available to researchers during the regular hours of Cushing Memorial Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Charles R. Schultz in 1995.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Series 1. Subject Files 1979-1980
5.5 linear feet.

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1-1 Subject Files. Mailing Lists of Committee members, 1979-1980
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1-2 Subject Files. Maps, Capitol Complex, Location of Region IV ESC [Education Service Center] in Houston, and Texas Education Agency Offices in Austin, 1978, [1979?], [1979?]
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1-3 Subject Files. Miscellaneous, Correspondence, memos, notes, press release, and report, 1979
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1/4 Subject Files. Miscellaneous, Correspondence, memos, and notes, January-March, 1980
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1-5 Subject Files. Miscellaneous, Correspondence, memos, notes, newsletter, agenda, plan of work, status report, and programs, April-June, 1980
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1-6 Subject Files. "Monthly Major Issue Status Report", March, 1980
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1-7 Subject Files. Mailing List, Interested Persons, 1979-1980
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1-8 Subject Files. National Congress on Educational Excellence, Memo and newsletter, 1979
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1-9 Subject Files. National Education Association, "On Further Examination of 'On Further Examination,'" photocopy of this 1977 publication
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1-10 Subject Files. "National Education Association, Rankings of the States", photocopy of this publication 1979,
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1-11 Subject Files. Office of Civil Rights, "Digest of Significant Case-Related Memoranda issued by the Office of Standards, Policy and Research", April and May, 1979
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1-12 Subject Files. Organization, Public Education, Chart, list of professional education organizations in Texas, and a newsletter on bills before the Texas Legislature all apparently sent to members of the committee with the agenda for the next meeting, 1979
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1-13 Subject Files. Partner Quiz, Elementary Physical Education, Draft test prepared for discussion (by the Committee?), 1979
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1-14 Subject Files. Per Capita Rate, Record of expenditures per student 1949/1950-1980/1982
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1-15 Subject Files. Population Projections, Reports of the population in Texas counties in 1970, 1975, 1976, and 1977 with projections for 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2020
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1-16 Subject Files. Presentation of Alton O. Bowen to the Committee, March 10, 1980
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1-17 Subject Files. Presentation of Garland Davis of the Medina School District on Problems and Concerns of Small/Rural School Districts to the Committee, November 13, 1979
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1-18 Subject Files. Presentation of Billy R. Reagan, Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District to the Committee, October 9, 1979
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1-19 Subject Files. Presentation of Billy R. Reagan, Supplementary materials, 1979
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1-20 Subject Files. Presentation (outline) by Dr. Willis Tate, to the Commission on Standards about the work of the Committee, [1979?]
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1-21 Subject Files. Position Papers, Professional Groups, Correspondence, position papers, and lists of professional education organizations with names of presidents, 1979
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1-22 Subject Files. Publications, Two newsletters sent to the Committee, August, 1979
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1-23 Subject Files. Public Hearing Information Forms, Schedules for hearings of the Committee giving dates, location, purpose, and other information about each, 1979-1980
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1-24 Subject Files. Region IV Rural Roundtable, Memo from Executive Secretary Thomas E. Anderson, Jr. to members of the Committee providing a summary of the Rural Roundtable held in Austin on September 26, 1979
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1-25 Subject Files. "Responsibilities of State Entities Charged with Providing Direction to Public School Occupational Education and Technology," report of the Texas Education Agency, February 18, 1979
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1-26 Subject Files. Rules of Procedure for the Committee and for other organizations used in preparing those of the Committee, 1979
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1-27 Subject Files. Salary Schedules, Information prepared during the administration of Governor John Connally and sent to the Committee, 1980
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1-28 Subject Files. Schedule of Key Tasks and Target Dates, 1979-1980
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1-29 Subject Files. Service Center Information, Letter, memo, note, information sheets, list of with addresses, and map showing location of twenty Regional Education Service Centers in Texas, 1979
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1-30 Subject Files. 66th Legislature, Memo and House Concurrent Resolution 183 recommending that state agencies to invest public funds in Texas financial institutions, 1979
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1-31 Subject Files. "Spring Branch, Community Attitudes on Education, Report of a Community Survey by the Spring Branch Independent School District", 1979
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1-32 Subject Files. State-Federal Relations, Office of, Memos, notes, and reports from the office to Texas Education Officials, 1979-1980
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1-33 Subject Files. State Legislation, Report of Permissive State Legislation giving references to sections of the Texas Education Code, Legislative Provisions, and Central Education Agency Responses, [1979?]
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1-34 Subject Files. Status Report, GACE (Governor's Advisory Committee on Education), Reports for October 15, 1979, December 5, 1979, and April 24, 1980
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1-35 Subject Files. Summary of Input Received from Public Hearings, Reports of December 10, 1979 and April 14, 1980 along with agenda for the meeting of the Committee on April 13-14, 1980
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1-36 Subject Files. Survey, Education Policy Fellowship Program, George Washington University, Correspondence and brochures about the survey, 1980
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1-37 Subject Files. Synopsis, Organization of Public elementary and Secondary Education in Texas, Synopsis of Areas of Responsibility or Interest, July 5, 1979
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1-38 Subject Files. Teacher Certification Data, Texas Education Agency report, 1979
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1-39 Subject Files. TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators), Newsletter and Legislative Program, 1979-1980
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1-40 Subject Files. "TASA Legis LINE", Report of the Texas Association of School Administrators on Legislation Affecting Education Passed by the 66th Legislature, 1979
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1-41 Subject Files. TASB (Texas Association of School Boards), Correspondence, newsletters, and research proposal on elementary school facilities, 1979-1980
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1-42 Subject Files. TASB/TASA 1979 Annual Convention, Letter, program, and convention highlights, October 6-8, 1979
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1-43 Subject Files. Texas Professors of Educational Administration, Correspondence about and schedule for fall conference, 1979
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1-44 Subject Files. Texas Society for Autistic Citizens, Correspondence and memo, 1979-1980
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1-45 Subject Files. Texas State Questionnaire (bilingual), Questionnaire completed by Thomas E. Anderson, Jr. for a study to probe the reasons underlying differences between Texas and federal policies regarding mandatory bilingual education, 1980
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1-46 Subject Files. TSTA (Texas State Teachers Association), Constitution and Platform of the organization and news release about its reaction to the report of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education, 1979-1980
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1-47 Subject Files. "Texas Teacher Supply & Demand Report", Report of the Texas Education Agency, 1980
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1-48 Subject Files. Visitation Reports, Reports by some members of the Committee about their contacts with individuals and groups, 1979
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1-49 Subject Files. Visitation Reports, Committee, Forms on which is provided names of the Committee member; the professional associations, boards of trustees, superintendents, principals, administrators, teachers, persons in higher education, and business groups interviewed; and the numbers of people involved in the interviews, [1979?]
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1-50 Subject Files. Volunteers, Correspondence with and about individuals who wanted to serve on or work for the Committee, 1979
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1-51 Subject Files. Washington, D.C., Interviews, Federal-State, Schedule for the interviews, letters to persons interviewed, summary report of the interviews, and letter from Senator John Tower, 1980
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1-52 Subject Files. Weatherford Classroom Teachers Association, Mrs. Clements, Correspondence, questions submitted by the Association, information for Mrs. William P. Clements to use in answering those questions, and witness affirmation sheet and testimony of Bill Witherspoon before the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education on discipline, 1979
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1-53 Subject Files. Tuition Voucher System, Correspondence about, 1980
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1-54 Subject Files. Tuition Voucher System, Enrollment and average daily attendance statistics for Texas school districts, 1979-1980
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1-55 Subject Files. Tuition Voucher System, Annotated bibliography from ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database, 1979
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1-56 Subject Files. Tuition Voucher System, Articles and clippings about. 1970-1980
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1-57 Subject Files. Tuition Voucher System, Articles and clippings about, 1970-1980

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Series 2. Editing Committee Files, 1979-1983.

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1-58 Editing Committee Files. Correspondence, 1980
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1-59 Editing Committee Files. Committee member rankings of recommendations of the ad hoc Committee on Curriculum, 1980
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1-60 Editing Committee Files. Notes for each of the eight sections of the final report
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1-61 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the final report, 1980
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1-62 Editing Committee Files. Drafts and some revisions of Ad Hoc Committee reports, 1980
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1-63 Editing Committee Files. Prioritization forms, Blank, Forms used by the Committee to have its member vote on the issues to be addressed in the final report, 1980
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1-64 Editing Committee Files. First draft of the report, 1980
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1-65 Editing Committee Files. Intermediate draft of the report, 1980
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1-66 Editing Committee Files. Marked up copy of the final report for the meeting of the Committee on June 9, 1980
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2-1 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on Refining the Texas School Curriculum and report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Curriculum, 1980
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2-2 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on Focusing on Student Learning, 1980
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2-3 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on Meeting the Needs of Students and report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Special Populations, 1980
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2-4 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on Fostering Responsible Student Behavior, 1980
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2-5 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on Preparing Teachers to Teach, 1980
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2-6 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on Promoting Excellence in Teaching and report of the Ad Hoc Committee on The Teacher - The Professional, 1980
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2-7 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on Increasing Operational Effectiveness and report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Operational Issues, 1980
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2-8 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the section on State/Federal Relationships and report of the Ac Hoc Committee on Structural Issues, 1980
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2-9 Editing Committee Files. Rejected note cards on Meeting the Unique Needs of Students, 1979-1980
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2-10 Editing Committee Files. Rejected note cards on Focusing on Student Learning, 1979-1980
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2-11 Editing Committee Files. Rejected note cards on Promoting Excellence in Teaching, 1979-1980
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2-12 Editing Committee Files. Rejected note cards on Increasing Operational Effectiveness, 1979-1980
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2-13 Editing Committee Files. Rejected note cards on unidentified issues, 1979-1983
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2-14 Editing Committee Files. Editorial changes to draft report or sections of suggested by Committee members Mrs. Johnnie Marie Grimes and Dr. Linus D. Wright and possibly others not identified, 1980
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2-15 Editing Committee Files. Edited galley proofs for the sections, 1980
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2-16 Editing Committee Files. Editorial changes to sections, possibly by Thomas Anderson, Jr., 1980
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2-17 Editing Committee Files. Four drafts of the final report and recommendations, 1980
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2-18 Editing Committee Files. Three drafts of the final report and recommendations, 1981
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2-19 Editing Committee Files. Drafts of the preamble “This We Believe,” 1980
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2-20 Editing Committee Files. Several sample formats for consideration for the final report, 1980
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2-21 Editing Committee Files. Materials for the meetings of the Committee including agendas for June 9 and 24, 1980 meetings, editorial suggestions by some members of the Editing Committee, and notes apparently by Thomas Anderson, Jr., 1980
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2-22 Editing Committee Files. Edited galley proofs of the final report, 1980
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2-23 Editing Committee Files. Proposed covers for final report by Kelleygraphics, 1980
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2-24 Editing Committee Files. Signed statements by each member of the Committee saying they concur in the final Report and Recommendations adopted by the Committee on June 24, 1980
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2-25 Editing Committee Files. Published Final Report and Recommendations of the Committee, June, 1980
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2-26 Editing Committee Files. Reports of the Ad Hoc Committees on Student Motivation and Discipline, Operational Issues, The Role of the Educational Providers and Consumers within Texas School Districts, and The Changing Environment of Public Education in Texas, 1980

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Series 3. Public Input, 1979-1980.

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2-27 Committee Meetings. Original minutes of meetings, all but those of July 2, 1979 signed by Chairman Willis Tate July 2, 1979-June 24, 1980,
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2-28 Committee Meetings. Agenda and minutes of the meeting of July 2, 1979
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2-29 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, schedule of future meetings, seating chart, and open meeting submission form for meeting of August 10, 1979
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2-30 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meeting submission form, committee assignments, and press release for meeting of September 10, 1979
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2-31 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, charges to Ad Hoc Committees, list of members attending, and reports of Ad Hoc Committees on The Changing Environment of Public Education in Texas, The Structure of Public Education in Texas, and The Roles of the Educational Providers and Customers within Texas School Districts for the meeting of October 9, 1979
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2-32 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, seating chart, second draft reports of the Ad Hoc Committees on The Changing Environment of Public Education in Texas, The Structure of Public Education in Texas, and The Roles of the Educational Providers and Consumers within Texas School Districts, and copies of witness testimony papers distributed at the meeting of November 13, 1979
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2-33 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, second drafts of Ad Hoc Committee reports held over from previous meeting, and attendance cards of members for the meeting of December 10 1979
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2-34 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, seating chart, second drafts of Ad Hoc Committee reports held over from November 13 meeting, copies of witness testimony papers, and attendance cards of members for meeting of January 14, 1980
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2-35 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, list of attendees, list of members as of June 7, 1979, list of individuals who testified at the public meeting, and draft report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Motivation and Discipline for the meeting of February 11, 1980
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2-36 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, list of attendees, seating chart, and draft reports of the Ad Hoc Committees on Motivation and Discipline, State/Federal Relations, and Teacher Education, Certification and Recruitment for the meeting of March 10, 1980
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2-37 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, list of attendees, summary of input from public hearings, draft reports of the Ad Hoc Committees on Motivation and Discipline and State/Federal Relations, design layout for report, schedule for producing final report, and committee member recommendation forms for the meeting of April 13 and 14, 1980
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2-38 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, list of attendees, committee member recommendation forms, and reports of the Ad Hoc Committees on The Teacher--The Professional, Special Populations, Structural Issues, and Operational Issues for the meeting of May 12, 1980
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2-39 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, open meetings submission form, list of attendees, drafts of the individual sections of the final report with committee member comments, and draft of final Report and Recommendations of the Committee for the meeting of June 9, 1980
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2-40 Committee Meetings. Minutes, correspondence, remarks of Governor Clements, draft report of the Ad Hoc Committee on State/Federal Relations, copies of bills introduced into the Texas House and Senate as a result of the work of the Committee, and a brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas concerning bilingual education for the meeting of June 11, 1980
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2-41 Committee Meetings. Agenda, minutes, correspondence, remarks of Governor Clements, list of attendees, open meetings submission form, and draft of the final Report and Recommendations of the Committee for the meeting of June 24, 1980
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2-42 Media Items. Clippings about education and the work of the Committee which may have been distributed to the members, 1978-1980
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2-43 Media Items. Undated clippings which may have been distributed to the members of the Committee
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2-44 Media Items. Clippings about Governor Clements and various issues received by the Committee, October-November, 1979
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2-45 Media Items. Texas Educational Service Newsletter, 1979-1980
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2-46 Public Input. Press releases and memos about public hearings, 1979-1980
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2-47 Public Input. Berkley, Heather A., Correspondence with and report from, 1979
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2-48 Public Input. Corcoran, Frederick G., Letter about student housing conditions at Sam Houston State University, 1979
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2-49 Public Input. Cormier, Frances L., Book on Texas, Correspondence about and copy of a proposed unit of work on Taxas for grades 3-6, 1979
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2-50 Public Input. Davis, Will D., Letters about his possible appointment to the federal Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education, 1980
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2-51 Public Input. Harwell, William E., Correspondence about the proposal of Glenn Arnett, Jr. to improve the health and physical well being of students in the Texas schools, 1979
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2-52 Public Input. Hittson, Robert J., Resume and suggested method of evaluating teachers by performance by Objectives, [1979?]
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2-53 Public Input. Hooker, Charles H., Jr., Correspondence about the difference in entrance examination requirements of institutions of higher education in Texas, 1979
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2-54 Public Input. Lovelace, Mrs. R. C., Correspondence regarding her concern over attacks on constitutional government, 1979
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2-55 Public Input. Schultz, Ms. Maybelle, Correspondence and clippings about her controversy with Ysleta Independent School District, the Classroom Teachers Association, The Horace Mann Insurance Company, and the Texas Education Agency and a general controversy over schools in Ysleta and El Paso, 1979-1980
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2-56 Public Input. Tidwell, W. T., Correspondence of Governor Clements with about problems in teacher education, 1979
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2-57 Public Input. Turner, Dr. Jack, Correspondence with regarding electing school board members, 1979
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2-58 Public Input. Whatley, Wayne N., Correspondence and clippings about a voucher system for students attending private schools, 1980

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Series 4. Office, 1979-1980.

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3-1 Office. Inventory of furniture with indications of the offices from which the items were received, 1979
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3-2 Office. Forms, Printing, Forms submitted to the copy center along with copies of the documents to be reproduced, 1979-1980
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3-3 Office. Forms, Supply Requisitions, Completed forms for supplies, 1979-1980
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3-4 Office. Telephone Statements, 1980
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3-5 Office. Victor Temporary Service, Memos, vouchers, and statements, 1980

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Series 5. Mailouts, 1979-1980.

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3-6 Mailouts. Memo, minutes, and agenda with support materials for meeting of August 10, 1979 July 23, 1979,
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3-7 Mailouts. Memo and Rules of Procedure for the Committee July 31, 1979,
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3-8 Mailouts. Memo about meeting of August 10, 1979 August 1, 1979,
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3-9 Mailouts. Cover memo for summary of meeting of August 10, 1979 August 13, 1979,
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3-10 Mailouts. Memo to The Official of the Organization Addressed regarding the public hearing on September 26, 1979 August 16, 1979,
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3-11 Mailouts. Memos to members of the committee and the steering committee and Facts About Texas Public Schools for meeting of September 10, 1979 August 21, 1979,
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3-12 Mailouts. Memo to interested persons and agenda for meeting of September 10, 1979 August 29, 1979,
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3-13 Mailouts. Memo, minutes, and agenda with support materials for meeting of September 10, 1979 August 29, 1979,
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3-14 Mailouts. Memo to committee members about attending public hearing in Fort Worth on September 26, 1979 September 13, 1979,
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3-15 Mailouts. Memo, minutes, and agenda with support materials for meeting of October 9, 1979 October 1, 1979,
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3-16 Mailouts. Memo and agenda sent to individuals who might be interested in attending the meeting of October 9, 1979 October 1, 1979,
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3-17 Mailouts. Memo to Committee members about public hearings to be held in October and November, 1979 October 12, 1979,
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3-18 Mailouts. Memo to Education Associations and Organizations and information about public hearings to be held in October and November, 1979 October 19, 1979,
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3-19 Mailouts. Minutes and agenda with support materials for meeting of November 13, 1979 November 1, 1979,
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3-20 Mailouts. Cover memo for sending out the draft report on the Changing Environment of Public Education in Texas November 7, 1979,
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3-21 Mailouts. Cover letter sent to members of the Committee about maintaining a record of Committee activities and materials sent to those who did not attend the last meeting November 21, 1979,
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3-22 Mailouts. Memo, minutes, and agenda with support materials for meeting of December 10, 1979 November 27, 1979,
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3-23 Mailouts. Memo and agenda sent to interested individuals for the meeting of December 10, 1979 November 27, 1979,
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3-24 Mailouts. Memo and agenda sent to interested individuals for the meeting of January 14, 1980 December 12, 1979,
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3-25 Mailouts. Memo to members of the committee about meetings in December, 1979 and January, 1980 December 14, 1979,
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3-26 Mailouts. Memos, minutes, and agenda with support materials for the meeting of January 14, 1980 December 28, 1979,
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3-27 Mailouts. Memo to committee members about the meeting in San Antonio on February 11 and 12, 1980 and Texas Education Agency report on Texas Teacher Supply and Demand Report, January 21, 1980, 1978-79
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3-28 Mailouts. Letter to committee members about the nature of the final report January 22, 1980,
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3-29 Mailouts. Memo and agenda sent to interested individuals about the meeting of February 12, 1980 January 29, 1980,
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3-30 Mailouts. Memo, minutes, and agenda with support materials for for the meeting of February 11-12, 1980 February 1, 1980,
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3-31 Mailouts. Memo and list of Ad Hoc Committee assignments for the meeting of March 10, 1980. The position paper mentioned as an enclosure was not in the folder. February 15, 1980,
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3-32 Mailouts. Memo and agenda sent to interested individuals for the meeting of March 10, 1980 February 29, 1980,
Note: The original box 7 containing additional mailouts in 1980 and materials on public hearings was not received by Texas A&M. It is not known what may have happened to these records. Additional materials on public hearings are in the original box 8, the contents of which are described below.

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Series 6. Public Hearings, 1979-1980.

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3-33 Houston, Public Hearings. Agenda with list of people testifying and written testimony of individuals distributed to the committee March 13, 1980,
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3-34 Houston, Public Hearings. Written testimony on behalf of organizations March 13, 1980,
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3-35 Public Hearings. San Antonio, Correspondence with individuals who testified, press release, agenda with list of those testifying, opening statement by Committee chair Dr. Willis Tate, list of committee members with indication of the functions they will attend, and open meetings submission form, February 12, 1980, 1980
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3-36 Public Hearings. Edinburg, Correspondence, agenda, and list of testifiers November 14, 1979,
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3-37 Public Hearings. Edinburg, Summaries of oral and written testimony November 14, 1979,
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3-38 Public Hearings. Edinburg, Written testimony November 14, 1979,

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Series 7. Committees, Undated.

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3-39 Committees. Bass, Franklin
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3-40 Committees. Butler, Joe Kelly
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3-41 Committees. Clark, Allen B., Jr.
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3-42 Committees. Cleaver, Dr. Thomas J.
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3-43 Committees. Clements, Mrs. William P., Jr.
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3-44 Committees. Coghlan, Dr. Peggy C.
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3-45 Committees. Drachenberg, Dr. Cecil
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3-46 Committees. Garza, Judge Raynaldo G., Sr.
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3-47 Committees. Gillmore, Gerry
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3-48 Committees. Gross, Dr. Calvin E.
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3-49 Committees. Grimes, Mrs. Johnnie Marie
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3-50 Committees. Hawn, Mrs. George S.
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3-51 Committees. Hyer, Dr. June
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3-52 Committees. Knox, Eldon M.
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3-53 Committees. Lindsley, Mrs. Henry D., III
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3-54 Committees. Oliveria, Dr. Arnulfo L.
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3-55 Committees. Stacey, Mrs. Virginia Allred
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3-56 Committees. Tate, Dr. Willis
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3-57 Committees. Tidwell, Mrs. Betty
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3-58 Committees. Trimble, Floyd
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3-59 Committees. Watson, Dr. Forrest E.
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3-60 Committees. Woodward, Judge Halbert O.
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3-61 Committees. Wright, Dr. Linus D.
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3-62 Committees. Young, Sam D., Jr.
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3-63 Committees. Zachry, H. B., Jr.
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3-64 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Steering Committee, List of members, list of ad hoc committees with duties, agenda, minutes, and correspondence, 1979
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3-65 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Operational Issues, Correspondence, reports, lists of topics for investigation, and considerations and suggestions
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3-66 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Structural Issues, Correspondence, list of topics for investigation, and report
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3-67 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. The Teacher--The Professional, List of topics for investigation and notes
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3-68 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Special Populations, Correspondence, list of topics for investigation, and report
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3-69 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Teacher Education, Certification and Recruitment, Correspondence and several drafts of a report
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3-70 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Copies of studies used by the committee, “Certifying Functional Literacy: Competency Testing and Implications for Due Process and Equal Educational Opportunity” by Donald Marion Lewis in the Journal of Law and Education, and “A Proposal for A Single Set of Standards for the Preparation and Certification of Educational Professionals in Texas” by a Joint Task Force on Teacher Education and Professional Standards of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Texas State Teachers Association April, 1979
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3-71 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Motivation and Discipline, Correspondence
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3-72 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Motivation and Discipline, Agenda for and draft reports discussed at the meeting of November 13, 1979
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3-73 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Motivation and Discipline, Several drafts of the report
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3-74 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Curriculum, Correspondence and draft reports
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3-75 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Structure of Public Education in Texas, Correspondence, list of members, and draft report
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3-76 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Roles of the Educational Providers and Consumers Within Texas School Districts, Correspondence, list of members, and draft reports
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4-1 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. State/Federal Relations, Correspondence, agendas, notes, and draft reports
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4-2 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. State/Federal Relations, Correspondence, agendas, notes, and draft reports
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4-3 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. State-Federal Relations, Memos and information from the State of Texas Office of State-Federal Relations
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4-4 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. State/Federal Relations, Responses to questionnaires
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4-5 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. State/Federal Relations, Responses to questionnaires
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4-6 Files on Ad Hoc and Other Committees. Changing Environment of Public Education in Texas, List of members, prioritization of issues, and draft reports some of which are edited by members of the committee
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4-7 8. Joe Neeley Correspondence. General correspondence on education issues, 1979-1981
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4-8 Joe Neeley Correspondence. General correspondence on education issues, 1979-1981

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Series 8. Joe Neeley Files, 1979-1981.

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4-9 Joe Neeley Correspondence. General correspondence on education issues, 1979-1981
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4-10 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence on bilingual education, 1980-1981
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4-11 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence in teacher salaries, 1980-1981
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4-12 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence on teacher competency testing, 1980-1981
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4-13 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence on dissemination of report, 1980-1981
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4-14 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence on dissemination of report, 1980-1981
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4-15 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence on dissemination of report, 1980-1981
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4-16 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence on dissemination of report, 1980-1981
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4-17 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence, memos, notes, and press releases on general education and the work of the Committee, 1980-1981
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4-18 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence, memos, notes, and press releases on general education and the work of the Committee, 1980-1981
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4-19 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Letters from Gladys Kersh of Dayton, Texas, 1981
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4-20 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Correspondence of Willis M. Tate concerning international education and Social Studies curriculum materials of the Plano Independent School District originally in an envelope marked “Take to Austin,” 1980
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4-21 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Letter and supporting documents about supposed violations of state regulations by the Denton Independent School District Board of Trustees, 1981
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4-22 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Miscellaneous reports, clippings, and newsletters, 1980-1981
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5-1 Joe Neeley Correspondence. Miscellaneous reports, clippings, and newsletters, 1980-1981

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Series 9. Committee Public Hearings, 1979-1981 and undated.

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5-2 Committee Public Hearings. Fort Worth, Correspondence with witnesses, witness affirmation forms, and statements of issues and recommendations, September 26, 1979
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5-3 Committee Public Hearings. El Paso, Witness affirmation forms and statements of issues and recommendations, October 25, 1979
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5-4 Committee Public Hearings. Tyler, Witness affirmation forms and statements of issues and recommendations, November 6, 1979
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5-5 Committee Public Hearings. Houston, Witness affirmation forms and statements of issues and recommendations, November 13, 1979
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5-6 Committee Public Hearings. Edinburg, Agenda, witness affirmation forms, and statements of issues and recommendations, November 14, 1979
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5-7 Committee Public Hearings. San Antonio, Witness affirmation forms and statements of issues and recommendations, February 12, 1980
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5-8 Committee Public Hearings. Lubbock, Witness affirmation form and statement of issues and recommendations by one witness, February 25, 1980
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5-9 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette tape recording of the hearing in Fort Worth, September 26, 1979
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5-10 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette tape recording of the hearing in El Paso, October 25, 1979
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5-11 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette tape recording of the hearing in Houston, November 13, 1979
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5-12 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette tape recording of the hearing in San Antonio, February 12, 1980
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5-13 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette tape recording of the hearing in El Paso, November 25, 1980
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5-14 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette tape recordings numbered 1, 2, and 3, and place given no date
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5-15 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette tape recordings numbered 1, 2, and 3, and place given no date
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5-16 Committee Public Hearings. Five identical cassette tapes, no information recorded on date or location
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5-17 Committee Public Hearings. Three identical cassette tapes, no information recorded on date or location
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5-18 Committee Public Hearings. Cassette recording of Texas Association of School Administrators Joint
Committee Public Hearings. Committee in Amarillo, March 26, 1980

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Series 10. Reports and Other Publications, 1978-1981.

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5-19 Reports and Other Publications. American Education, issue on Science and Humanities, March, 1980
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5-20 Reports and Other Publications. Texas School Board Journal, issue on the 67th Legislature, December, 1980
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5-21 Reports and Other Publications. Title I ESEA: How it Works, A Guide for Parents and Parent Advisory Councils, 1978
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5-22 Reports and Other Publications. Intergovernmentalizing the Classroom: Federal Involvement in Elementary and Secondary Education, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1981
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5-23 Reports and Other Publications. The Evolution of a Problematic Partnership: The Feds and Higher Ed, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1981
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5-24 Reports and Other Publications. U. S. Department of Education, Annual Report, 1980
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5-25 Reports and Other Publications. Revenues, Expenditures and Tax Burdens: A Comparison of the Fifty States, Working Paper No. 35 of the Education Commission of the States, 1981
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6-1 Reports and Other Publications. Texas Education Agency, Biennial Report, 1978-1980
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6-2 Reports and Other Publications. Our Economy: How It Works by Elmer U. Clawson, textbook, 1980
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6-3 Reports and Other Publications. People&Animals: Humane Education Curriculum Guide, Level A, 1980
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6-4 Reports and Other Publications. People & Animals: Humane Education Curriculum Guide, Level B, 1980
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6-5 Reports and Other Publications. People & Animals: Humane Education Curriculum Guide, Level C. 1980
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6-6 Reports and Other Publications. People & Animals: Humane Education Curriculum Guide, Level D, 1980
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6-7 Reports and Other Publications. Report and Recommendations of the Governor's Committee on Education, 1980
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6-8 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Changing Environment of Public Education in Texas, 1980
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6-9 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum, 1980
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6-10 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Operational Issues, 1980
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6-11 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of the Educational Providers and Consumers Within Texas School Districts, 1979
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6-12 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Special Populations, 1980
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6-13 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on State/Federal Relations, 1980
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6-14 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Structural Issues, 1980
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6-15 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Structure of Public Education in Texas, 1980
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6-16 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Motivation and Discipline, 1980
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6-17 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on The Teacher--The Professional, 1980
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6-18 Reports and Other Publications. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Teacher Education, Certification and Recruitment, 1980
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6-19 Reports and Other Publications. Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Educational Providers and Consumers Within School Districts in Texas, Drafts of reports, 1979
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6-20 Reports and Other Publications. Ad Hoc Committee on the Role of Educational Providers and Consumers Within School Districts in Texas, Drafts of sections of the report, 1979
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6-21 Reports and Other Publications. Brochures about the Parent Teacher Association
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6-22 Reports and Other Publications. Background information for Coordinated Monitoring visits to Texas schools by teams from the Texas Education Agency, 1979
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6-23 Reports and Other Publications. Principles, Standards, and Procedures for the Accreditation of School Districts, Texas Education Agency,
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6-24 Reports and Other Publications. Bilingual Education, Reports, memos, rules, draft legislation, and court documents some of which make reference to a Bilingual Advisory Committee, some to a Bilingual Task Force, and some to no particular agency, 1981
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6-25 Reports and Other Publications. Bilingual Education, Reports, memos, rules, draft legislation, and court documents some of which make reference to a Bilingual Advisory Committee, some to a Bilingual Task Force, and some to no particular agency, 1981

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