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ERIC Number: EJ977206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Outlook 2012
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v84 n5 Jan 2012
It might be tempting for education administrators, saddled with an accumulation of budget cuts and dwindling resources, to keep their heads down and concern themselves with only the immediate future as they try to overcome a host of obstacles and provide a high-quality education to students. But schools and universities have to pay attention not only to day-to-day matters, but also to the changes that continually transform what is occurring in schoolhouses across the nation. Education institutions must keep a tight rein on spending as they search for signs that the national economy is back on its feet. The outlook for schools and universities is about the same as it has been for a few years. A slow, uncertain economic recovery has improved finances in some parts of the country, but for others, the absence of recovery may require further cuts. It's difficult to portray overall conditions when each of the thousands of school districts and higher-education campuses has its own unique characteristics and problems. But regardless of whether improvements are already being seen or are too far down the road, education administrators have to envision what they can accomplish and be prepared for what might turn out to be a grim reality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001