Title

Looking Back, Looking Forward: How the Economic Downturn Continues to Impact School Districts

Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Report

Abstract

This study is the fourth in a series of studies conducted by the American Association of School Administrators on the impact of the economic downturn on schools.

Collectively, the findings of the AASA Economic Impact Study series demonstrate that school districts in every part of the country are subject to the realities of the economic downturn. While this benchmark data cannot predict a trend, it is difficult to deny that the financial crisis is increasingly threatening the progress schools have obtained and the stability they have enjoyed in the past.

This latest study, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: How the Economic Downturn Continues to Impact School Districts,” is based on a study of school administrators conducted in February and March 2009. This survey asked many of the same questions as the “AASA Study of the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Schools,” conducted in October 2008. Therefore, it is possible to compare and contrast key findings from the two studies.

Original Citation

McCord, R.S., Ellerson, N.M., Jordan, K.F., Jordan, T., Lemons, R., Mattocks, T.C., and Orr, M. (March 2009). Looking Back, Looking Forward: How the Economic Downturn Continues to Impact School Districts. American Association of School Administrators’ Report of Findings. Retrieved from: http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Resources/files/LookingBackLookingForward.pdf