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ERIC Number: ED059175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Pages: 7
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The Slow Pace of Revolution.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
Although school administrators are not usually thought of as revolutionaries, they are in fact deeply and constructively engaged with concerns that must be called revolutionary. The American school system has grown amazingly since 1920, when only 20 percent of 17 -year-olds attended public schools, compared with nearly 80 percent today. Nearly one third of the entire population is enrolled in public and private institutions, and there has been a striking increase in the number of black students. Educational research has also greatly increased. The need for finance reform is receiving increasing attention and new ways of financing public education are being examined. Some of the questions to be considered in developing a fair and adequate educational finance system are 1) How and to what extent should we seek to diminish the wealth-based disparities among school districts within a state? 2) Assuming that such equalization among districts should be sought, should educational finance reform also seek to equalize expenditures among the states? 3) If intrastate equalization is desired, will local supplementation of resources be permitted? and 4) How can urban districts obtain the extra resources they need to deal with their special problems? (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Note: Speech presented to the 104th Annual Convention of American Association of School Administrators, Atlantic City, N.J. , February 12-16, 1972