ERIC Number: ED447686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-19
Reference Count: N/A
No End in Sight. A Back to School Special Report on the Baby Boom Echo.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This report examines the severe overcrowding facing U.S. public and private schools, the need for expanding pre-K opportunities, the policy implications these enrollments create, additional teacher requirements, and school construction levels. Enrollment statistics from 1970 through 2010 are provided along with comparative data on states, school districts, and urban areas with the largest enrollment increases. Additional enrollment data are listed for public and private 2- and 4-year colleges as are data on public high school graduates by state and region from 1989 through 2010. Data show current public and private school enrollment will rise to a record 53.2 million and college enrollments to a record 14.9 million. Enrollments between 1989 and 2009 have and will increase across all educational levels. Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina are projected to have the largest enrollment increases at 77, 56, and 40 percent respectively between 1999 and 2009. The numbers of public and private teachers are expected to increase by 75,000 (a 6% increase) during the same period; 2.2 million public school teachers will be needed. The number of births is expected to increase over the next 10 years; long-range projections indicate the births will rise from 4.2 million in 2009 to 4.8 million in 2028. (GR)
Descriptors: Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Crowding, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Higher Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Rural Schools, School Construction, Urban Schools
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/bbecho99/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED546207