ERIC Number: ED155228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Public Education in the Nation's Big City School Districts.
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
This study reports the findings of a survey of public education in America's 49 largest cities. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of Big City Boards of Education conducted this study. This study covers the 1973-1974 school year, but similar studies have been conducted for other school years. The purpose of this report is to describe school board operations in the large cities and to reveal something about the changes taking place in them. The changes identified by the study indicate that: (1) there were fewer students in the large cities in 1973-74 than in 1970-71; (2) while total enrollment declined, the percentage of black and Spanish surnamed students in the big city schools increased; and (3) there were changes for the school boards also during this period. Surveys similar to this one were conducted in 1964-65, 1967-68 and 1970-71. The three surveys contained several similar questions. Data from all surveys are compared in this study. However, since the surveys are similar but not identical, interpretation of the data must be made with caution. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Data Analysis, Metropolitan Areas, Public Education, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Surveys, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas
National School Boards Association, 800 State National Bank Plaza, P.O. Box 1496, Evanston, Illinois 60204 ($6.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to institution's restriction