ERIC Number: ED240708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Does Money Make a Difference in the Quality of High School Education? A Report by Twelve New Hampshire Citizens Based on Visits to Eight Public High Schools.
New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Center for Educational Field Services.
Eleven residents of New Hampshire, representing business, education, parents, and state government, visited eight high schools in the state to determine if differences in school budgets affected the quality of education. Members of the study team spent one day in each school and weighed data on staffing, educational opportunities and results, teaching loads, and dropout rates. They compared low-expenditure with high-expenditure schools through statistics and observations. They found that although school quality may be enhanced by such factors as community values, administrative leadership, and faculty commitment, more financial support for a school generally leads to more and better educational opportunities for students--a condition that in turn leads to better educational quality. Included are descriptions of each of the high schools visited and a compilation of comparative data. (JW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support, High Schools, Public Schools, School District Spending, School Effectiveness, School Support
Publications, Center for Educational Field Services, Morrill Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Center for Educational Field Services.
Identifiers: New Hampshire