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ERIC Number: ED170415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-7
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Financing the Education of the Black Child: A Survey of 30 Predominantly Minority School Districts.
Thomas, Earl Preston
This document reports on a survey of 30 school districts (five percent of all New Jersey school districts) which contain over two-thirds of the State's total minority enrollment. Twenty-three of the 30 districts are classified as urban communities and over 98 percent of the minority students live in them. Property taxes are the primary source of funds for all public services. Communities with low property values generally offer marginal, if not inadequate, municipal and educational services and in addition rely heavily on State and Federal aid. Some of New Jersey's major urban centers count on such aid to underwrite as much as 50 to 75 percent of their municipal and educational costs. Most of the districts in the survey are low socioeconomic level communities. It is noted that although money alone will not solve the educational problems in these communities, adequate funding is necessary. It is suggested that minority professionals and interest groups must become involved in the policy making arena. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Paper prepared for the annual state conference of the New Jersey Association of Black Education (6th, New Jersey, April 6-7, 1979)