ERIC Number: ED165237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Selected Papers in School Finance 1978.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This volume contains three papers that evaluate student equality resulting from school financing programs. The papers are based on the premise that student equity can be measured by comparing how much school districts spend. In the first paper the author presents a systematic analysis of several measures of equity and the implication of using each measure. In the second paper, the authors evaluate each state's accomplishment in equalizing student expenditures between 1970 and 1975. The data for the 1970 analysis were derived from 5,100 school districts and for 1975 from 6,100 districts. The authors conclude that overall national expenditure disparities have not decreased and may have, in fact, increased. The final paper is an evaluation of the 1973 Wisconsin school finance reform law. The detailed paper provides insights on how a sweeping reform package can be virtually nullified because of inconsistencies inherent in the legislation. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see ED 135 062; Some tables may be marginally legible