ERIC Number: ED445488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Recess Is Over! It's Time To Address Our Overcrowded and Deteriorating Schools.
National Priorities Project, Northampton, MA.
This report presents in-depth analysis, pictures, and personal stories illustrating the problems that deteriorated and overcrowded schools pose for students and teachers every day. The Grassroots Factbook provides updated, at-a-glance fact sheets and organizing kits that focus on the major decisions facing communities as the federal budget year progresses. The fact sheets reveal the status of public schools in each state summarizing the extend of school deterioration, the status of school construction, the impact on students and teachers, the communities ability to fund modernization of their schools, and the extent of federal support and legislation. The reports reveal that U.S. public schools have dangerously deteriorated to the point that it will take 50 years to modernize the existing public schools at current spending. Schools are overcrowded, and enrollments are expected to increase over the next 10 years. Communities and states no longer have the resources to address their overcrowded and deteriorated schools and need greater federal participation to rebuild and strengthen the educational infrastructure. Resource information is provided. (GR)
Descriptors: Building Obsolescence, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Modernization, Overpopulation, Public Schools, School Buildings
National Priorities Project, 17 New South St., Suite 301, Northampton, MA 01060; Tel: 413-584-9556; Fax: 413-586-9647; Web site: http://www.natprior.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Priorities Project, Northampton, MA.
Note: Contains the Grassroots Factbook, Vol. 3, Series 2. Produced in collaboration with the National People's Action, Chicago, IL.