ERIC Number: ED044458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Public Education in New York City.
One of the major concerns of the First National City Bank's Public Affairs Committee is the cost and quality of urban education. The Bank's Regional Economics Section inquired into various aspects of public education in New York City. While the study is considered as a tentative exploration of a complex subject, questions concerning businessmen and citizens have been raised. The number of children in the public schools has grown by more than 20 percent since 1950, with blacks and Puerto Ricans comprising over 50 percent of the pupils. The school budget has increased by about 150 percent since 1960-61. The race/poverty nexus appears to correlate highest with low reading levels, and evidence suggests that the quality of the principal and staff has a profound influence on improvement in reading levels. Intermediate and high schools inherit problems of the elementary schools as well as additional serious problems. Finally, business has a vital role to play in education, not only in fostering the introduction of higher efficiency and cost/benefit thinking into the system, but also in direct assistance to vocational education, work-study, and other business-oriented programs in the schools. (Author/DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: First National City Bank, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)