ERIC Number: ED185214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Budget Cuts: New York City High Schools and the Fiscal Crisis.
Choy, Susan P.
This study outlined an approach for analyzing the impact of changing resource levels on schools. The effects of declining resources in New York City high schools and the implications of the findings for school systems facing similar situations are investigated. The focus of the impact analysis was in the organizational domain: the services provided, the population served, and the technology used. The major findings of the analysis were that there were significant changes in the schools as a group in both mix of services and class structure. The changes were not haphazard, but were shaped by the characteristics of the pupils and schools. The analysis of the New York City high schools suggests a number of issues that administrators in other systems encountering declining resources should be prepared to deal with: (1) allocation of decisionmaking responsibility; (2) resource allocation procedures; (3) service standards; (4) collective bargaining procedures and legal restraints; and (5) distribution of burden. Priorities for future research are discussed. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (New York)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)