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ERIC Number: ED177659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Money and Education: Where Did the 400 Million Dollars Go? The Impact of the New Jersey Public School Education Act of 1975.
Goertz, Margaret E.
The New Jersey Public School Education Act of 1975 attempted to correct inequities in the collection and distribution of school tax revenues throughout the state. This study examined distribution of New Jersey state aid in 1977 and evaluated the effects of the act. Results indicate that 68 percent of the additional state aid generated by the act went to districts of moderate wealth, and the basic distribution pattern of aid remained unchanged. Also, the new state aid was used to provide property tax relief to poorer districts. In sum, the broad outcome of the new law has been almost negligible. District wealth is still the major factor in determining the level of educational expenditures in New Jersey. A number of questions concerning the impact of the act require further study. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Washington, DC. Education Policy Research Inst.
Identifiers: Expenditure Caps; New Jersey; New Jersey Public Education Act of 1975; State Aid Formulas