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ERIC Number: ED013785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-26
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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OUR SHORT-CHANGED CITY SCHOOLS.
HOWE, HAROLD, II
THE PRESENT INEQUITIES IN FINANCING URBAN EDUCATION ARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO (1) THE HIGH COST OF PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE CITY AS COMPARED TO OTHER AREAS, WHICH RESULTS IN CITIES SPENDING MORE PER CITIZEN THAN THE CORRESPONDING SUBURBAN AREAS, AND LESS PER CITIZEN ON EDUCATION, (2) THE FACT THAT PRESENT STATE FORMULAS OF AID TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE DISPARITY BETWEEN A STATE'S WELL FINANCED URBAN SCHOOLS AND ITS MONEY-STARVED SCHOOLS ELSEWHERE, AND (3) THE FACT THAT URBAN SCHOOLS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE TO BUILD AND OPERATE (INCLUDING THE COST OF SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES FOR THE MANY DEPRIVED CHILDREN FOUND IN HIGHER PROPORTION IN THE CITIES). FEDERAL AID HAS BEEN SLOW IN COMING, BUT BREAKTHROUGHS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED IN RECENT YEARS THROUGH CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAMS. HOWEVER, THE STATES MUST RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO CHANGE DISTRIBUTION FORMULAS SO THAT THE CITIES GET A LARGER PER-PUPIL SHARE, WHICH WOULD REQUIRE ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDS FOR ALL SCHOOLS. FUNDS FOR BETTER TEACHER EDUCATION MUST ALSO BE ALLOCATED, AND THE NEW EDUCATION PROFESSIONS DEVELOPMENT ACT WILL HELP. IN ADDITION, THE CITIES MUST CHANGE THEIR PLANNING AND POLICY SO THAT THE EDUCATION THEY PROVIDE WITH NEW FUNDS IS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THE PUPILS THEY HAVE NOW. PAPER PRESENTED AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE BOARDS OF EDUCATION (NEW YORK, SEPT. 26, 1967). (LC)
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Identifiers: EDUCATION PROFESSIONS DEVELOPMENT ACT