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ERIC Number: ED161971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Federal Aid, Urban Schools and State Responsibility for Quality of Life.
Gappert, Gary
This paper attempts to lay the analytical foundation for understanding that urban schools must be viewed as the cornerstone of social reconstruction of older cities. It is shown that the improvement of neglected urban schools represents an opportunity for new initiatives by both Federal and State governments. The States' responsibility both for education and the structure of local and urban government should provide incentives for States to develop a State urban policy, and remove the disincentives or barriers to such a policy. Such action would leave the ultimate responsibility for the quality of life in urban society to State legislatures, rather than to the White House. The paper develops a number of contrary perspectives on the cities and states some general assumptions about a new urban policy. Fiscal realities and the problems of State educational aid serving to subsidize municipal overburden are also discussed. Finally, a perspective on national urban educational policy is developed and ideas for Federal educational policy are proposed. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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