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Strayer, George D.
Randy J. Dunn
A leading figure in school administration at Teachers College, Columbia University, George D. Strayer, along with Robert M. Haig, is best known as the originator of the Stayer-Haig plan, which has served as the basic formula for states to make general grants of aid to school districts on an equalized basis. Strayer (1876–1962) started his long career in education with an interest in classroom teaching, specifically in the area of mathematics, and he coauthored a popular arithmetic textbook series of the time. However, he came to be regarded as a founding light in the new field of educational administration. An alumnus of Columbia, he studied at Teachers College at a time when it was the heralded breeding ground and center of a new, ...