ERIC Number: ED404412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Resources To Fix Schools. The Necessities for Educating Children in Illinois.
This report considers the situation of the Illinois public schools and provides an affirmative argument summarizing the most recent research in four key areas where research has demonstrated that money clearly makes a difference in the quality of the education product: (1) establishing classroom sizes that meet the individual needs of students; (2) enriching course work, programs, and technology available to students; (3) attracting and retaining the most talented individuals to teaching; and (4) financing fixed costs. While money alone does not automatically result in improved achievement, resources are a necessary component to educational improvement. Research findings in these four areas make it clear that greater investment in education not only provides improved student learning, but also assists in future life achievement. Recent analysis of educational spending has indicated that existing programs benefiting at-risk children are the most cost effective and show the most significant promise for gains in student achievement. (Contains 60 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, High Risk Students, Needs Assessment, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Urban League, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois