ERIC Number: ED187000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Federal Policy Trade-Offs Between Equity and Efficiency.
This paper discusses potential trade-offs between equity and efficiency as they pertain to the implementation of federal policy in education. It is the policy analyst's role, the paper says, to investigate the existence and magnitude of such trade-offs in a manner most useful for policy-making. The first section reviews the rationale for a federal role in education. The second section briefly describes the characteristics of the current federal role. The third describes how and why the objectives of equity and efficiency apply to federal education policy. The subsequent section discusses Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act, as an example of federal policy in education. The final section reviews the findings of an empirical analysis of Title I as it applies to the question of assessing equity and efficiency trade-offs in federal education policies. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association (San Diego, CA, March 16-18, 1980). Tables 1 and 2 may not reproduce clearly.