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ERIC Number: ED002941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Mar-31
Pages: 155
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SCHOOL REVENUE SYSTEMS IN FIVE STATES.
JAMES, H. THOMAS
STATE-ADMINISTERED, EDUCATIONAL REVENUE SYSTEMS WERE COMPARED IN FIVE STATES TO SYSTEMS IN THE SAME STATES WHICH RELY GREATLY UPON LOCAL DISTRICT PROPERTY TAXES AND VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. A PILOT SURVEY COVERED THE STATES OF CALIFORNIA, NEBRASKA, NEW JERSEY, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN, AND WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THEIR STATE AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL FINANCE SYSTEMS IN MEETING THE FISCAL GOALS OF EQUALITY AND EXCELLENCE. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT WAS CONCERNED WITH PROCESSES AND MECHANISMS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES TO LOCAL UNITS WITHIN THE INSTITUTION OF A STATE SCHOOL SYSTEM, REFERENCING PARTICULARLY THE CONDITIONS OF EQUITY IN ALLOCATION PROCEDURES. SECONDLY, SOME EXPLORATORY EFFORTS WERE DIRECTED TO--(1) THE RELATIONSHIP OF EDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURES IN ONE TIME PERIOD TO NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY IN A SUBSEQUENT PERIOD, (2) THE EFFECT OF HIGH LEVELS OF ENROLLMENT IN NON-TAX-SUPPORTED SCHOOLS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT, (3) THE EFFECT OF FISCAL DEPENDENCE OR INDEPENDENCE ON PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT, AND (4) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WEALTH OF A DISTRICT AND THE WAY IN WHICH EXPENDITURES ARE DISTRIBUTED AMONG BUDGET LINE ITEMS. OVERALL, ABOUT 320 SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE STUDIED. THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY WERE INCONCLUSIVE, AS ANALYTICAL CROSS-CORRELATIONS MADE FROM THE SURVEY RESULTS REVEALED VARIABLES IN ALMOST EVERY AREA OF EXPLORATION WHICH WARRANTED FURTHER RESEARCH. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Stanford)