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ERIC Number: ED001606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 16
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THE CHALLENGE OF FINANCING PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN GREAT CITIES.
Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE GREAT CITIES OF AMERICA FACE A CRUCIAL CHALLENGE TO PROVIDE THE KIND OF EDUCATION WHICH IS NECESSARY TO MEET THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES OF TODAY. THE CHALLENGE CANNOT BE MET WITHOUT THE RENEWED AND CONTINUING DETERMINATION BY THE CITIZENS. IT CANNOT BE MET WITHOUT ADEQUATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO PROVIDE THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH THE NECESSARY PERSONNEL, FACILITIES, AND MATERIALS TO ACCOMPLISH THE TASK EXPECTED OF THEM. THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE GREAT CITIES FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MAKES FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING SCHOOL FINANCES--(1) THAT THE COST OF PROVIDING AN ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ALL CHILDREN BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS, (2) THAT STATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS RECOGNIZE DIFFERENCES IN COSTS FOR KINDERGARTENS, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, TRADE AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, AND PROGRAMS FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN, AND THAT PROVISIONS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL, EVENING SCHOOL, AND OTHER EXTENSION PROGRAMS BE ON THE SAME BASE AS REGULAR DAY SCHOOL PROGRAMS, (3) THAT BUILDING AID BE PROVIDED FOR ALL TYPES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WITH FULL CONSIDERATION GIVEN TO VARIATIONS IN THE COST OF SCHOOL SITES AND CONSTRUCTION, (4) THAT LOCAL SCHOOL TAX BE EXPANDED, AND (5) THAT STATE OR FEDERAL SUPPORT RECOGNIZE THAT THE LOCAL ABILITY TO FINANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION IS REDUCED IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN WHICH THE COSTS FOR NONSCHOOL GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES ARE RELATIVELY HIGH.
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Authoring Institution: Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; Illinois (Chicago)