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Governor's Committee on Education Excellence
Governance and Accountability

Priority 3: Streamline governance and strengthen accountability

Putting students first means: reducing the burdensome red tape that distracts from a relentless focus on quality classroom instruction; delineating roles appropriate to each player’s responsibility for student success; providing those players (state, district, school) the authority, flexibility, and capacity to do their jobs effectively; and then holding all players accountable for ensuring that all students learn at higher levels.

The Committee's report, Students First: Renewing Hope for California's Future, summarizes its recommendations for governance and accountability. Detailed recommendations are available in the Streamline Governance and Accountability chapter of the Committee's Technical Report.