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Krop, Richard A. 1962-

Works: 7 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 2,977 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LC213.2, 379.260973
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Most widely held works by Richard A Krop
Closing the education gap : benefits and costs by Georges Vernez( )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much would it cost and what would the benefits be if blacks and Hispanics graduated from high school, went to college, and graduated from college at the same rate as non-Hispanic whites? The answer to this important question for the future of the nation is explored in this report. The costs of education would be high, increasing by about 20 percent in California and 10 percent in the rest of the nation. But the benefits, in the form of savings in public health and welfare expenditures and increased tax revenues from higher incomes, would be even higher. Indeed, the added costs of providing more education to minorities would be recouped well within the lifetime of taxpayers called upon to make the additional investments. The nation is experiencing a rapid immigration driven increase in the share of Hispanics in the school age population. Failure to increase the educational attainment of this group would result in growing shares of new labor-force entrants having levels of education lower than those prevailing today; in increased income disparities between blacks and Hispanics, on one hand, and Asians and non-Hispanic whites, on the other; and in increased public expenditures for social and health programs for generations to come
The use of baselining in acquisition program management by Jeffrey A Drezner( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All major weapon system programs establish a program baseline early in the acquisition cycle which sets forth cost, schedule, and performance targets. If the thresholds are exceeded, a review and assessment procedure is initiated in an attempt to understand why the threshold was "breached" and how the program can be brought back on track. This research (1) develops an analytic tool to compare historical trends in the number, duration, and factors affecting breaches and (2) studies the relationship between program acquisition life-cycles and the factors affecting deviations from program baselines
The social returns to increased investment in education : measuring the effect of education on the cost of social programs by Richard A Krop( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water efficiency management strategies for airports by Richard A Krop( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 154: Water Efficiency Management Strategies for Airports provides a guidebook and tools that airport operators can use to design and institute a water efficiency management program specific to their facility. The report enables airport operators to understand water uses and usage at airports to generate a baseline water use profile specific to their airport activities, and to define appropriate water use targets. It will also help operators evaluate appropriate water efficiency measures, including their direct and indirect costs and benefits that can be used to develop a water efficiency management action plan. The report addresses water management tools and practices used worldwide within and outside of the airport industry; methods for collection, management, and analysis of data relevant to airport water management; collaboration and communication with the public and stakeholders, including water providers; program implementation strategies, including motivation for decision makers; infrastructure operation and maintenance considerations; and drought planning considerations. Additional materials that accompany the report include the End Use Water Audit Tool, which can be used to estimate an airport's baseline water footprint, and a PowerPoint presentation, which provides an overview of the guidebook and the toolbox
Projected social context for education of children, 1990-2015 by Georges Vernez( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, commissioned by the College Board's National Task Force on Minority High Achievement, contains an analysis of possible changes in the racial and ethnic composition of the student-age population in the United States between 1990 and 2015. The data are presented disaggregated by social class, as measured by parent education and family income levels, and by native-born/immigrant status. To project the student population by 2015, a systemic and dynamic model of the flows of the U.S. population through the U.S. primary, secondary, and postsecondary education system was used. The model was calibrated using the educational transition probabilities and educational attainment measured in the 1992, 1993, and 1994 Current Population Surveys of the U.S. Census. A least squares regression technique was used to project family incomes in 2015, and a method was developed to assign the projected 2015 population aged 0-17 to families by the income and education of their presumed parents. Projections of the number of children that will be reared by parents with four different levels of education are included, along with projections of the number of children by family income quartile. All racial and ethnic adult groups are projected to increase their educational attainment, but disparities in educational attainment between racial and ethnic groups are also projected to increase. Four appendixes discuss: (1) in-school and out-of-school transition probabilities; (2) births, death rates, and annual immigration flows; (3) family income estimates model; and (4) children per adult, per educational attainment, and family income. (Contains 14 tables.) (SLD)
The use of baselining in acquisition program management by Jeffrey A Drezner( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Return to Increased Public Expenditures on Education( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The investments needed to meet anticipated demands and expand access to higher education will be expensive. Quite reasonably, taxpayers and their representatives have been asking why they should contribute more to the support of educational institutions. Shouldn't those who directly benefit from improving educational attainment pay their own way? And if they choose not to invest in their own education, isn't that their problem? Until good answers can be provided to such questions, it will be difficult to convince federal, state, and local policymakers that they should make the investments in high schools and colleges necessary to improve access to higher education. The research summarized here provides strong arguments for why Americans should invest more in education. We compare the public cost of providing increased education to the benefits that taxpayers will directly realize from such increases. These benefits include both reductions in the costs of government, and therefore in the costs taxpayers incur, and increase in government revenues. Specifically, we estimate the extent to which increased education will result in: reductions in public expenditures on public assistance and social insurance programs, reductions in public expenditures on incarceration-the costs of building and operating prisons and jails, and increases in federal, state, and local taxes and in contributions to social insurance programs. Our findings indicate that investing in increased educational attainment at any level-say, providing two more years of high school to those who would have dropped out after tenth grade, or providing two years of college to those with only a high school diploma-leads to remarkable public savings over time. If, for example, the nation were committed to providing all Americans with the average level of education now achieved by non-Hispanic whites, the investment would provide a return to taxpayer's two-and-one-half times the original cost
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