ERIC Number: ED199896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Changing Resource Levels: New York City High Schools, 1974-75 to 1978-79.
Choy, Susan P.
Utilizing published data for the school years 1974-75 through 1978-79, this study seeks to outline an approach for identifying and measuring the impact on schools of changes in resource levels, to investigate effects of recent changes in resource levels in New York City public high schools, and to examine the implications of the findings for New York schools and other school systems. The years studied encompassed two budget cuts and two modest increases. The changes from 1974 to 1979 identified in the paper include a lower level of instructional, administrative, and support services, a greater percentage of resources allocated to instruction, and a larger average class size. While unable to assess the impact of these and other changes on student performance, the author argues that they can potentially lower educational quality, depending on the methods of implementation. The study suggests that important policy issues in times of retrenchment include the allocation of decision-making responsibility between the central administration and schools, resource allocation formulas, collective bargaining agreements and legal constraints, and the distribution of the burden of cutbacks among teachers, administrators, and pupils. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Graduate School of Public Administration.