Date of Award
Specialist in Education
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Lawrence Schlack
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study was an attempt to determine how the schools in three Southwestern Michigan counties implemented the decision of the July 17, 1970 Michigan State Supreme Court ruling which required all school districts to provide students with all necessary school supplies. It was evident from the survey conducted that the schools are at different levels of compliance and that the only commonality is that all of them furnish textbooks and paper. One of the conclusions developed by the writer was that each Board of Education should carefully examine the policies that are being followed by their school district and compare these policies with the guidelines that were provided by the Michigan State Department of Education. Another conclusion of the writer was that students demonstrate very little appreciation of the fact that school supplies are provided and a significant number of parents share this same lack of appreciation.
Saylor, Tommie D., "Michigan Schools Must Provide Necessary School Supplies" (1983). Master's Theses. 1661.