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Schools have turned to the oldest tradition of America by looking at the use of volunteers in our schools. Some anthropologists have suggested that voluntary associations have become more common and significant as society has advanced, but we can trace volunteerism back to 8000 B.C. Soaring cost of education at all levels both state and local is climbing. The cost of educating our young is rising daily. There is a rise in salaries for teachers; believed to be rightfully claimed. There is also increasing pressure to upgrade the duties of certified teachers. Demands are greater on the teacher. Demands are growing for parent involvement in the schools. This has become a significant component of many federally funded programs and is intrinsically linked to decentralization, particularly in big school systems.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of School Administration and Personnel Services

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Norman L. McCumsey


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