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ERIC Number: ED020061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Apr-5
Pages: 16
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CHANGING SCHOOL NEEDS IN RURAL AREAS.
RHODES, ALVIN E.
AS THE RURAL ECONOMY HAS BECOME MORE AFFECTED BY AUTOMATION, RURAL SOCIETY HAS BECOME MORE INDUSTRIAL. FARM POPULATION AND THE NUMBER OF FARMS HAVE DECREASED, WHILE NON-FARM RURAL POPULATION HAS INCREASED. THE CHANGING RURAL SCENE IS REFLECTED IN CHANGES IN RURAL EDUCATION. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES HAVE GREATLY INCREASED DUE TO SCHOOL REORGANIZATION, CONSOLIDATION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT, BUT THE MAJOR JOB OF IMPROVING RURAL EDUCATION REMAINS TO BE DONE. ADEQUATE APPORTIONMENT OF STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS AND GREATER EQUALIZATION OF THE TAX BASE ARE PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS FOR FINANCING RURAL EDUCATION. THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL-SUPPORT TAX ON LAND AND PROPERTY IS OUTDATED SINCE WEALTH NOW EXISTS PRIMARILY IN FORMS OTHER THAN LAND. THE RURAL POPULATION IS AN IMPORTANT MINORITY WHICH AFFECTS ALL SEGMENTS OF OUR SOCIETY, AND THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THIS GROUP SHOULD BE OF CONCERN TO ALL. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCHOOL FINANCE (ST. LOUIS, APRIL 5-6, 1962). (JEH)
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