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ERIC Number: ED027637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-17
Pages: 14
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Financing Big City Schools: Some Possible Breakthroughs.
Marland, S.P., Jr.
Among the many factors contributing to the crisis in big-city school finance are (1) the in-migration of the poor to the cities accompanied by the out-migration of the higher-income people; (2) higher teacher salaries; (3) the new mandates placed on schools such as cradle-to-grave accomodation in educational opportunities, manpower retraining, mental health, self-realization for all, nutrition, and the education of deprived parents; (4) the relative decline in the share of funds going to cities; (5) the municipal overburden of total costs of running cities; and (6) the relatively small amount of Federal funds reaching the cities. Several possibilities exist for easing this crisis: (1) Increases in Federal support, (2) a State aid distribution formula that recognizes the fact of municipal overburden, (3) a State aid formula revision that takes account of population density, (4) a State support formula based on median family income rather than on assessed evaluation of property, and (5) a metropolitan system of taxation set up so that those who move from the city to the suburb will help pay for the problems which this movement causes the city. (HW)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Assoc. of School Admin. (101st, Atlantic City, N.J., Feb. 17, 1969).