ERIC Number: ED382758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Effect of House Committee Proposed FY95 Rescissions on Urban Public Schools.
Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
A set of 23 tables without commentary summarizes the effects of the rescissions for fiscal year (FY) 1995 proposed by the House Committee on Education. A survey of 31 urban school systems, representing a total enrollment of almost 4 million students, indicates that 58.4 percent of these urban students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. The enrollment is 42.1 percent African American, 27.9 percent Hispanic American, and 6.0 percent Asian American. The proposed rescissions would cause the loss of $228,790,989 in Federal funds for these districts, with the loss of 3,435 teachers, and the loss of services to 537,052 children. Over 450,000 daily school lunches are threatened, and the toll in terms of loss of drug prevention services (estimated 29,531 students losing services), compensatory mathematics and reading services (over 12,000 students losing services), loss of summer job, vocational, and dropout prevention services is enormous. The average dollar loss per urban student is calculated at $60, and the increase in the funding gap between urban and other schools is estimated at 44 percent. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.