Aid to Philadelphia
This paper studies the problems facing the Philadelphia School District and outlines a solution.
# 26815 | 1,873 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on May 19, 2003 in Education (Jr High/High School) , Education (Elementary School) , Political Science (State and Local Politics) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Public Administration (General)
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The paper brings in sources that prove the failing of the current situation in Philadelphia regarding the student population. The writer then proposes that the state should take steps to remedy its long-standing history of short-changing Philadelphia's children and find ways to provide more resources for the city's schools, so that, in the end, the schools can produce well-educated, employable citizens.
From the Paper:"The Philadelphia School District includes 215,000 students and a 20,000-member teachers' union (Reinhard, 1997, p. 1) that has fallen victim to racism at the hand of its State (Bowser, 1998, p. 6). Racist funding results in inequitable distribution and, as a result, inadequate resources for Philadelphia Schools that translates into bleak futures for its pupils (Bowser, 1998, p. 6). In 1999, Moody's Investor Services conducted an analysis of District finances and determined that increased District spending was limited by a State system that relies heavily on property taxes for local school funding (Haney, 2000, p. 3). City School Superintendent Hornbeck has long maintained that the State's school funding system -- based, for the most part, on property taxes with State spending caps -- puts the Philadelphia School District at a disadvantage (Haney (Hornbeck seeks), 2000, p. 2). Further, while its State subsidy -- or allocation per student -- has decreased, enrollment has increased (Philadelphia Business Journal (Taking charge), 1998, p. 2)."
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