ERIC Number: ED213082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Minorities, the Poor and School Finance Reform. Vol. 6: The Impact of Colorado's 1973 School Finance Reform on Poor and Minority Children.
Montoya, Renee Marie; Whiteneck, Gale G.
As volume six of a nine-volume, six-state study of the impact of school finance reform on minorities and the poor, this report examines the history, status, and effects of finance reforms in Colorado. The authors chronicle Colorado's school financing methods since 1936 and discuss the Colorado School Finance Act of 1973. They then describe disparities in the state's school finance system, school district wealth inequalities, the concentration of Colorado's poor and minority students in rural and central city districts, and the relationship of ethnic and income group distribution to school financing. Using correlation coefficients, regression analysis, percentiles, and averages, the authors assess the effects of the 1973 reform law. Among their conclusions are that the law caused a slight reduction in revenue and spending disparities but did not change the patterns of school financing for minority and poor students in rural and urban areas. (RW)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Ethnic Distribution, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Finance Reform, Income, Maps, 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: Colorado; Equity (Education); Fiscal Neutrality; School District Wealth
Note: For related documents, see EA 014 370-378. Figures 4-6 may not reproduce due to illegibility of original document.