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East Tennessee State University

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1994

Law

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The Development Of The Better Schools Program In Tennessee From 1981 To 1986, Daris A. Gose Aug 1994

The Development Of The Better Schools Program In Tennessee From 1981 To 1986, Daris A. Gose

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the origin, development, and implementation of the Better Schools Program in Tennessee. Materials were gathered from East Tennessee State University Library, University of Tennessee Library, Walters State Community College Library, Belmont University Library, Tennessee State Library and Archives and Morristown-Hamblen County Library. These materials consisted of government documents, presidential and gubernatorial speeches, audio and video tapes, books, and periodicals. Personal interviews were also collected from two TEA members and seven legislators. The materials were analyzed, and important passages were marked, incorporated into the paper, and documented. The research questions were (1) What …