ERIC Number: ED356564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Deteriorating School Facilities and Student Learning. ERIC Digest, Number 82.
Frazier, Linda M.
Many facilities in American public schools are in disrepair, a situation negatively affecting the morale, health, and learning of students and teachers. Many schools postpone repairs during tight financial times to pay for academic programs. Some school officials and communities are pursuing innovative, grassroots solutions to maintaining school facilities. While education is the state's responsibility, local school districts are charged with raising funds for school maintenance. Limited research shows that children's ability to learn is affected by the school environment. Billions of dollars are needed to refurbish schools and construct new facilities, requiring strong federal support. Until more state and federal support is available, schools should utilize local resources. Schools can also appeal to communities to support bond measures for facility maintenance and refurbishing. (JPT)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Improvement, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Learning Processes, Public Schools, Public Support
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.