ERIC Number: ED213080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Minorities, the Poor and School Finance Reform. Vol. 4: The Impact of Florida's 1973 School Finance Reform on Poor and Minority Children.
As part of a nine-volume, six-state study of the impact of school finance reform on minorities and the poor, the author examines the history and effects of finance reform in Florida. He chronicles Florida's school financing methods since 1947 and discusses the aid formula instituted under the state's 1973 reform law. Correlation coefficients, percentiles, and averages are used to analyze data on educational revenues, school district wealth, tax effort, ethnicity, personal and family income, and urban location. Among the empirical findings are that blacks are less concentrated in particular school districts than are Spanish-background students and that the 1973 reform caused a slight increase in fiscal neutrality, an increase in state revenues to districts with high concentrations of Spanish-background pupils, and little change in the relationship between school revenues and districts' percentages of black or poor students. (RW)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Ethnic Distribution, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Finance Reform, Income, Minority Group Children, Rural Urban Differences, School District Spending, School Funds, State Aid, Tables (Data), Tax Effort
Intercultural Development Research Association, 5835 Callaghan, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: Equity (Education); Fiscal Neutrality; Florida; School District Wealth
Note: For related documents, see EA 014 370-378. Some figures and tables may reproduce poorly due to small print of original document.