ERIC Number: ED175083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-17
Reference Count: 0
The Austerity Fad and Canadian Schools.
Allison, Derek J.
This paper discusses the need for a school price index for Canadian schools rather than use of the current government expenditure index to measure price effects on school costs. It discusses four effects on the amount of money spent by school boards, namely, enrollment, quality of schooling, efficiency of use of resources, and current market prices. While enrollments are the driving force behind school costs, the real crisis lies in the decrease in financial support, the paper says. Thus the need to expose the true nature of school costs endorses the need for a specific, well-constructed school price index. The paper concludes that the continued imposition of austerity measures will result in an inferior school system. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario, London.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education (2nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 17-20, 1979)