The New Education Department in Massachusetts

Henry C. Morrison
1920 The Elementary school journal  
For many years increase in the number of state boards and commissions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been a growing problem and not infrequently a political issue of more or less importance. On the one hand was a tradition and a sentiment, not to say prejudice, against "one-man power" in any form, and on the other was the inexorable march of social and political evolution building up governmental machinery which was becoming every year more and more unwieldy, more and more ridiculous.
more » ... The constitution of 1918, Art. LXVI, attempts to bring the administrative and executive organization of the government up to date. The article follows. ARTICLE LXVI On or before January first, nineteen hundred twenty-one, the executive and administrative work of the commonwealth shall be organized in not more than twenty departments, in one of which every executive and administrative office, board and commission, except those officers serving directly under the governor or the council, shall be placed. Such departments shall be under such supervision and regulation as the general court may from time to time prescribe by law.
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