ERIC Number: ED344339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Schoolhouse in the Red: Cutting Our Losses. A National Study of School Facilities and Energy Use. Management Summary.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; Hansen Associates, Annapolis, MD.
According to a recent survey of school administrators, nearly 5 million American public school students attend classes in substandard buildings. These children are required by law to enter schools that are structurally unsound, environmentally unsafe, or shoddy places for learning. This report summarizes findings of a nationwide study of U.S. public school buildings conducted by the American Association of School Administrators. The study compiled existing data on the nation's public school buildings, educational finance, school energy and environment concerns, and operational cost-cutting measures. These data are augmented by an Educational Research Service study that used a random sample of 2,418 elementary and secondary school administrators. Key findings are presented concerning the condition of school facilities, state and local governments' ability to meet financial needs, the status of schools' energy efficiency efforts, existing opportunities to cut school operating costs, and the leadership void in federal and state governments to deal with these vital concerns. Included is a fact sheet on major findings and a list of recommendations. (MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; Hansen Associates, Annapolis, MD.