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ERIC Number: ED042247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-6
Pages: 32
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The Impact of Present Patterns of Funding Education for Urban Schools.
Berke, Joel S.
Raising adequate revenues for educational support has become a problem in many of the nation's school systems, but hardest hit are big-city and urban systems. This crisis exists because cities cannot support educational services with available tax resources, because urban educational costs are higher than those in the suburbs, and because cities function in more restrictive and less rewarding legal frameworks than do suburban and rural areas. In addition, cities provide other services -- sanitation, welfare, and public housing -- and have greater and more diverse financial commitments than do suburban communities. Early in this century, education-aid formulas were designed to compensate for existing disparities between wealthy cities and poorer outlying areas. Now, however, the relative fiscal positions are reversed, although the same formulas apply. Tables present comparative data on 37 metropolitan areas and their suburbs. (RA)
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Note: Paper presented at National Education Association Annual Conference on School Finance (13th, San Francisco, California, April 6, 1970)