The impact of budget cutbacks on music teaching positions and district funding in three Midwestern states
The purpose of this study was to investigate the existence and impact of budgetary cutbacks to music teaching positions and district funding in three Midwestern states, namely Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. The results revealed cuts to staffing and district funding of music programs without a reduction in student enrollments in 2011"“2012 following a downward trend the previous 3 to 4 years. Increases in teaching responsibilities and student fees were also trends. Based on collected data, staffing and budgetary reductions will continue to increase teacher workloads. Recommendations are provided for music education advocates, music teacher education programs, and state music education organizations to adapt to changing fiscal realities and needs of schools.
Burrack, Frederick William, Phillip Payne, Dale E. Bazan, and Daniel S. Hellman. The impact of budget cutbacks on music teaching positions and district funding in three Midwestern states." Update: Applications of Research in Music Education (2014): 8755123314521039."
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