ERIC Number: ED175987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Restoring Confidence in Public Education: An Agenda for the 1980's.
National Urban Coalition, Washington, DC.
The reports summarized in this paper deal with different aspects of public education. Charles S. Benson discusses the lack of sufficient financial support for all levels of public education by Federal, State and local governments. Francis S. Chase argues that signs indicating the renewal and reinvigoration of urban education are increasing. Lloyd M. Cooke analyzes the problems which contribute to the underachievement of poor and minority children in urban public schools. Faustine C. Jones examines the historic and current roles of public education and public attitudes education for minorities and the poor. The last paper, by Arthur E. Wise, deals with the loss of public confidence in public education and evaluates the effectiveness of Federal and State policies designed to provide equal educational opportunity and quality education. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Conference Reports, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Public Education, Public Opinion, Urban Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, New York, NY.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Urban Coalition, Washington, DC.
Note: Summaries of presentations made at the conference on "Restoring Confidence in Public Education: An Agenda for the 1980's" (Reston, Virginia, January 24-26, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to the reproduction quality of the original document