ERIC Number: ED553254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Surviving a Thousand Cuts: America's Public Schools and the Recession. Report of Findings
Ellerson, Noelle M.
American Association of School Administrators
This study is the tenth in a series of studies conducted by the American Association of School Administrators on the impact of the economic downturn on schools. AASA launched the series in fall 2008 in response to state budget shortfalls, federal buyouts and interventions, and a series of additional events characterizing a slowing, stagnant economy. As the economic situation worsened, AASA continued to monitor its impact on schools through a series of surveys of school administrators nationwide. The AAASA economic impact studies are unique in their ability to provide benchmark trend data round the impact of the economic recession on America's public schools. The studies demonstrate that school districts in every part of the country are subject to the realities of the recession and that the financial crisis continues to threaten and impact the progress schools have obtained and the stability they have enjoyed in the past. "Surviving a Thousand Cuts: America's Public Schools and the Recession" is based on a survey of school administrators conducted in December 2010. A total of 692 school administrators from 44 states completed the survey. Many of the questions in this survey are repeated from earlier surveys and add to AASA's ability to collect and analyze long-term data. New to this survey is a look at what school administrators think should be the legislative and policy priorities for the 112th U.S. Congress, convening in January 2011.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Economic Impact, Administrator Attitudes, School Surveys, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Demography, Educational Environment, Job Layoff, Facilities Management, Curriculum Development, Operating Expenses, Federal Aid, Finance Reform, Institutional Survival, Employment Opportunities, Funding Formulas, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Educational Administration, Retrenchment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators