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Impact of Tomorrow's Schools in primary schools and intermediates: 1990 survey report

Cathy Wylie

The 1990 survey showed that hard work was required at school level to make self-managing schools a reality. There was tension between people in schools and in the newly formed government agencies. There were constant deadlines which kept changing, along with requirements. The wave of paperwork and the contentious issue of bulk-funding teachers' salaries raised doubts about the reality of school-government partnership. But partnership at school level usually worked. Few wanted to go back to the old system, but misgivings remained about inadequate resourcing and growing inequity between schools.

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