ERIC Number: ED422446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Public Education in the Nation's Urban School Districts, 1995.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of Urban Boards of Education.
This survey provides information on many of the critical issues facing urban schools. It reflects data collected from school districts that constitute the National School Boards Association's Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) and some districts eligible for participation in this group. Of the 85 districts that participated in the study, 72% were CUBE members. The survey was conducted in April-June 1995 and, unless otherwise noted, reflects data for the 1993-94 school year. Part A discusses the urban school district, stressing the diversity and high enrollments of urban school districts. On average the urban districts responding to this survey reported that their student bodies comprised almost 15% of total district residents. Part B focuses on school boards. In the urban school districts studied, 93% of the school boards are elected. They face a variety of complicated tasks taking into account the diversity of their students and resource constraints. Part C provides details about the staff, from superintendent to instructional staff. It is noted that the typical urban superintendent is male, Caucasian, and aged 51 to 60 years. Part D discusses the legal and federal issues of urban schools. This section gives a clear picture of the national mood of litigation in which educators operate. While most cases were tort claims, race discrimination (other than desegregation) accounted for 76 cases, and 45 desegregation claims were filed for or by students. (Contains 57 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Federal Government, Legal Problems, Public Schools, School Districts, School Personnel, School Statistics, School Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of Urban Boards of Education.