ERIC Number: ED171916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Impact of Proposition 13 on Vocational Education. Summary Report.
California Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Sacramento.
This is the summary report of a study conducted to measure the impact of the cutbacks necessitated by Proposition 13 on the availability and quality of vocational education in California, recommend reforms in the priority-setting process for vocational education given reduced levels of support, and recommend changes in regulations and/or legislation to mitigate any negative effects which occurred. Data were collected from a questionnaire survey directed at all of California's public deliverers of vocational education, site visits to a random sample of thirteen institutions throughout the state, telephone interviews with a random sample of twenty-six institutions throughout the state, and telephone contacts with the Employment Development Department and the State Comprehensive Employment and Training Administration (CETA) office. Findings include the following: responding institutions reported decreases in vocational education budgets of 9% from fiscal year 1977-78 to fiscal year 1978-79; the decreases in vocational education enrollments between the fall of 1977 and the fall of 1978 was 6%; twenty-five percent of responding institutions reported that they had eliminated selected vocational education programs as a result of Proposition 13; and sixty-seven percent of the respondents anticipated a still further reduction of income for fiscal year 1979-80. Recommendations include the following: a stable, dependable, and equitable funding base be developed for vocational education; application and reporting procedures for Vocational Education Act (VEA) funds be simplified; and districts develop contingency plans for "status quo" funding, increased revenues or decreased income in advance of legislative action. (A fuller, more technical report of this study is also available--see note.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Proposition 13 (California 1978)
Note: For a related document see CE 020 298