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ERIC Number: ED020963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CITIES ARE CHANGING.
RAVITZ, MEL
THE EFFECT OF PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES IN LARGE CITIES ARE DISCUSSED. POPULATION GROWTH IN THE LAST FEW YEARS HAS OCCURRED PRIMARILY IN THE SUBURBS. URBAN RENEWAL HAS REALIGNED AND RELOCATED THE RACES AND THE SOCIAL CLASSES, AND FREEWAY CONSTRUCTION HAS CREATED INTERURBAN STRIPS. CASUALTIES OF THESE CHANGES ARE CROWDING THE MIDDLE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE CITY, WHERE NEW SLUMS ARE DEVELOPING. AS A RESULT, THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS OF FINANCING, DISTRICTING, AND CULTURE CLASH. BECAUSE SCHOOLS CAN NO LONGER RELY ON REVENUES FROM A SHRINKING PROPERTY TAX BASE, INCREASED FEDERAL ASSISTANCE AND/OR STATE INCOME TAXES WILL BE NECESSARY. INTERDISTRICT COMPETITION SHOULD BE ERADICATED, AND MORE THAN COMPENSATORY EDUCATION IS NEEDED TO MINIMIZE THE CULTURE CLASH. (ALTHOUGH THE ARTICLE APPLIES TO LARGE U.S. CITIES IN GENERAL, EXAMPLES ARE DRAWN FROM CONDITIONS IN DETROIT.) THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP," VOLUME 25, NUMBER 1, OCTOBER 1967. (AF)
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Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)