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ERIC Number: ED040243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-4
Pages: 22
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Education and Poverty Revisited.
Ribich, Thomas I.
This paper criticizes the Coleman Report for not measuring how much extra learning took place as a result of favorable changes in school inputs. Other limitations were that the range of school inputs were confined to those present in the schools surveyed and that no indication was given as to whether the educational investment was worthwhile. It is also argued that educational change should be aimed at eliminating poverty and that lifetime income gain resulting from learning gain should be greater than costs of producing that change. Lifetime income gain criterion, it is held, can be measured in four steps: (1) using standardized tests to measure how much extra learning takes place as a result of a given educational change; (2) calculating the yearly equivalent learning gain; (3) calculating direct income return to the individual who attends school one year longer by comparing lifetime income histories of individuals with different years of schooling; and (4) calculating estimated income gain derived from learning change by multiplying percentage of a year's worth of learning by lifetime income return associated with an extra year of education. (KG)
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Identifiers: Coleman Report
Note: Paper presented at the Staff Conference of City University of New York, Sterling Forest, N.Y., April 4, 1970