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ERIC Number: ED358232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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Strategic Environmental Factors Constraining Fiscal Resources in Urban Schools: The Case of New York City.
Richards, Craig E.; And Others
A study was done to assess the likelihood of substantial improvement in New York City public education by the year 2000 by extrapolating trends in enrollment, demographic changes, and general fiscal patterns. The study also looked at trends among the at-risk population of New York City: those with special language and financial needs and those at risk because of disease, abuse, and neglect. Rates of growth in these at-risk populations were investigated as were the current spending levels that are used to provide them with services. Major findings indicate the following: (1) poor and minority children in New York City are increasing as a percentage of total student growth; (2) by the year 2000, New York City will be spending $1,143 less per-pupil in real dollars than the average of the remainder of the state; (3) the social welfare index for children continues to decline; (4) unemployment, poverty, and child abuse are reaching epidemic proportions in New York City; (5) social diseases and drug abuse are increasing at an explosive rate; and (6) trend discrepancies in incidence rates of "at-risk" students and the funding allocated for services indicate that New York City school system will most likely be unable to provide the necessary services for students in need by the year 2000. Contains 47 references and 9 tables. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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