A Rational Economic Analysis of Public-School Closings in Saskatoon
A G Phipps and
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A G Phipps: Department of Geography, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4, Canada
Environment and Planning A, 1993, vol. 25, issue 3, 339-355
The Saskatoon public board closed eleven elementary schools and one high school during the period 1978â€“88. The finding from two economic models is that the school board did not act as a discriminating rational economic decisionmaker in closing two elementary schools located in a case-study neighbourhood. The postponement of the closures resulted in an annual subsidy to the remaining students and their families for an amount eventually equivalent to 40% of the actual savings. The school board thus incorporated noneconomic factors into its decisions in anticipation of the community reactions to a closure.
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