ERIC Number: ED337886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey Business Pledges To Invest in Needy Children. Supporting Leaders for Tomorrow, Occasional Paper #10.
Adams, Rebecca J.
This paper, written from the perspective of the child advocacy community, acknowledges the importance of the business community in the political process. The paper profiles the contrast between two New Jerseys, one of prosperity, the other struggling under excruciating poverty. The economic boom of the 1980s broadened the gap between wealthy suburbs and the depressed inner cities. Statistics cited demonstrate that New Jersey's children are in need. A report by the Committee for Economic Development, "Children in Need: Investment Strategies for the Educational Disadvantaged," influenced groups to form a collaboration. The Partnership for New Jersey, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, and several other well-known groups in the state's education and human service communities formed the steering committee of the Invest in Children Coalition. This coalition exemplifies the types of support that businesses can give. Justification for the committee's starting point, early intervention, is given. The process started with a conference in May 1989, at which three major objectives were derived: to generate widespread and active support, to build a broad advocacy coalition, and to collaborate with others in the private and public sectors. Information on the Institute for Educational Leadership is appended. (RR)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, School District Autonomy, School Effectiveness, School Organization, School Restructuring
Publications Department, Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey