ERIC Number: ED538403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Economy Impacts Staffing, Family Factors According to 2009 Principals' Partnership Poll
Armistead, Lew; Williamson, Ron
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Members of The Principals' Partnership are seeing negative aspects to the current economic downturn that are likely to impact the quality of education provided in public high schools. They also would like to see changes in the accountability requirements of No Child Left Behind. Those were the key findings in the 2009 Principals' Partnership Poll administered to participants in this year's Summer Leadership Institute. Four hundred thirteen principals responded to two questions--(1) What is the most critical/crucial/important way that the current economic situation has affected education?; and (2) What is the one aspect of public education that the Obama administration should change? Principals see negative impacts on both staff and students due to the economic situation. Many report that staff and programs have been reduced in their schools, and that is having a negative affect on staff morale and collegiality. More than two-thirds of the respondents say that the staff reductions has led to cuts to programs and course offerings while increasing class size.
Descriptors: Principals, Class Size, Collegiality, Public Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Partnerships in Education, High Schools, Accountability, Public Schools, Economic Climate, Financial Exigency
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001