ERIC Number: ED032645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Financial Status of the Public Schools, 1969.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This report presents figures portraying the status of school finance for the 1968-69 school year, and outlines the trends that will have some impact on school finance in the near future. Among the areas discussed are population and enrollment trends, staffing of schools, expenditures on education, and revenue for educational purposes. The study's highlights included: (1) Births and birth rates declined, but total enrollment rose; (2) shortages of qualified teachers continued, but the percentage of teachers without a bachelor's degree declined; (3) teacher strikes and sanctions continued to grow; (4) central cities continued to lose resources while their expenditures increased; (5) State tax revenue increased more in 1968 than in any previous year primarily as a result of mounting property taxes. The outlook for 1970 is good, under pending State legislation on taxes and school funding, although it is partly clouded by inflation. Similar data for 1967-68 can be found in EA 002 481. (DE)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), College Attendance, College Faculty, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Income, Population Trends, Private Schools, Public Schools, State Legislation, Students, Taxes, Teacher Education, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock #511-15480, $1.50).
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.