ERIC Number: ED188303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Wealth Neutrality and Conditional Wealth Neutrality as Goals of Special Education Finance in Illinois.
Peary, Marjorie E.; And Others
The purpose of the study discussed in this paper was to determine the existence of both a simple wealth neutrality and of a conditional wealth neutrality in special education finance in the state of Illinois. These two concepts are used to determine the presence of equity in public school funding. The research design involved the classifying of special education administrative districts into four categories. Regression analysis was the methodology used. The results showed that simple wealth neutrality for special education revenues had been nearly attained for unit districts. Conditional wealth neutrality, with respect to total revenue for special education, had been achieved for unit districts based on pupil analysis. The study recommends that future research should explore the amount of fiscal effort that has to be exerted by poor districts to meet the administrative and legal requirements surrounding special education. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Fiscal Capacity, Income, Regression (Statistics), School Districts, Special Education, Statistical Studies
Center for the Study of Educational Finance, Dept. of Educational Administration and Foundations, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.
Identifiers: Illinois; Wealth Neutrality