ERIC Number: ED343212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Estimates of School Statistics, 1989-90, As Provided by the State Departments of Education. Data-Search.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.
Public education in the United States is a joint enterprise of federal, state, and local government. This report presents public school data from the 50 states and the District of Colombia in order to show the extent to which national, state, and local governments commit resources to education. The data cover three general areas: (1) public school enrollment and participation; (2) employment and compensation for personnel; and (3) finances. Because the statewide totals and averages may not reflect the varying conditions that exist among school districts and schools within the state, the information provided is meant only to provide a broad assessment of trends in staff salaries, sources of school funding, and levels of educational expenditures. Significant developments in public school statistics include an increase in student enrollment by nearly 250,000 pupils from 1988-89 to 1989-90, and a consequent increase in the number of public school teachers by almost 32,000 from 1988-89 to 1989-90. State education agencies expect the average classroom teacher salary to increase by 5.9 percent over 1988-89 (from $29,547 to $31,304). Expenditure per student increased by 6.7 percent ($4,896) in 1989-90. The largest share of public school financial support continues to be provided by state governments, while for 1989-90, the federal government's contribution to public elementary and secondary school revenues continues to diminish. (Glossary appended) (LAP)
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Expenditure per Student, Public Schools, Salaries, School Statistics
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.
Note: For 1988-89 edition, see ED 320 278.