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ERIC Number: ED458788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Building Aid Shortchanges the Big Cities: The Distribution of Building Aid to New York State School Districts, 1992-1999.
Widerquist, Karl
This study assesses the funding efforts of New York State's Building Aid program, and it shows that financial support for school district equipment and capital outlays has been less, over the last 7 years, for the state's "big five" school districts than for the average district in New York, and far less than for other districts of similar wealth. Study findings represent the school year periods from 1992-1993 to 1999-2000 and include 658 school districts, including the "big five" comprising Yonkers, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo. Besides receiving less funding for equipment and capital needs, the study reveals that the "big five" have spent significantly less in these areas than other districts. Ultimately, this lack of funding is considered a significant problem since these districts have 40 percent of the state's student population. (GR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York