ERIC Number: ED187777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Issue of Resource Equalization: Funding the Education of Economically Disadvantaged Children.
Fox, Roger; Lacour, Bernard
The State of Illinois appropriates funds according to a resource equalizer formula which allows a district having a large number and a high percentage of economically disadvantaged school children to gain a sizable bonus in State aid, contingent upon a plan to improve instruction. The Chicago Public Schools have received this bonus without submission of a plan for special use of the funds. The Chicago Urban League has taken the position that the equalizer bonus is intended to meet special institutional needs of school children who lack the initial and supportive advantages of more affluent homes. This report is a continuation of the League's effort to provide a substantive argument for such an allocation of the bonus funds. The League presents a rationale and procedure for equalizing resources between expenditures and disadvantaged enrollment and other factors. After a discussion of fund allocation of poverty area schools, reallocation plans are presented along with their impact on class size and school desegregation. Recommendations for State policy are presented. (MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)