ERIC Number: ED123786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Financing Equity Among Schools in Large Cities.
Hubbard, Ben C.
Nineteen states now have some form of compensatory education grants apart from support for exceptional children. Compensatory education is a large part of the urban problem. The suburbs have replaced the cities as educational leaders, not because the cities have stopped trying to educate students, but because of many sociological and economic reasons. There are many ways to provide urban areas with the dollars necessary to buy the services their pupils need, but there are many practical and political problems to overcome. Many indicators point to a decline in the educational influence and political power of urban districts. In order to achieve financial equity for urban schools, educators must (1) furnish political decision-makers with hard facts rather than romanticized notions, (2) realize that cities can no longer depend on their political power to get necessary dollars, and (3) realize that political reaction against social welfare programs for minorities and the poor can hamper the development of quality educational programs in urban areas. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Conference (19th, Nashville, Tennessee, March 14-16, 1976)