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ERIC Number: ED012094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, CHANGE AND CONTRAST--THE CHILDREN AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. REPORT OF AN INVESTIGATION.
BOWSER, VIVIAN R.; AND OTHERS
A SPECIAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATED EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS IN BALTIMORE RELATED TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE INNER CITY. OBSERVATIONS WERE MADE AT 24 SCHOOLS IN THE INNER CITY, THE OUTER EDGES OF THE CITY, AND THE INTERMEDIATE AREAS. MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE ROOTED IN THE SLUMS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF PUPILS ARE NEGRO, TEACHERS ARE UNDERPAID, BUILDINGS ARE INADEQUATE AND POORLY MAINTAINED, SCHOOLS ARE UNDERSTAFFED, AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS UNDERFINANCED. BECAUSE OF YEARS OF NEGLECT, SLUM SCHOOLS FAIL TO PROVIDE DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WITH EDUCATION EQUAL TO THAT PROVIDED IN THE CITY'S PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SUBURBAN SCHOOLS. DATA ARE GIVEN CONCERNING PERCENTAGE OF PROVISIONAL TEACHERS, CONTINUED USE OF INADEQUATE FACILITIES, EXTENT OF RECENT SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS, DISPARITY BETWEEN STATE AND CITY PER-PUPIL COSTS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES, BUDGET REQUESTS AND APPROPRIATIONS, TAX SUPPORT, CLASS SIZE, RATIO OF STAFF TO PUPILS AND TEACHER EARNINGS. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE IMPROVING THE FINANCIAL BASE FOR THE CITY'S SCHOOL SYSTEM AND ENGAGING THE CONSTRUCTIVE ASSISTANCE OF CIVIC AGENCIES AND OFFICIALS PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR INITIATING ACTION. SANCTIONS AGAINST THE CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM'S LACK OF CORRECTIVE ACTION ARE APPENDED. (JK)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; Maryland (Baltimore)