ERIC Number: ED213083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Minorities, the Poor and School Finance Reform. Vol. 7: Statistical Note on a New Case for Discrimination in Texas School Finance.
In a research note to a nine-volume, six-state study of the impact of school finance reform on minorities and the poor, the author examines methodological issues involved in using statistics to measure the distribution of local fiscal capacity among school districts with different income and ethnic compositions. Using Texas as an example, the author first reviews the use of statistical analysis in Rodriguez v. San Antonio Independent School District. Then he discusses a multiple regression model developed by William Clune III to determine the distribution of local fiscal capacity among different income strata and applies the model to the Texas school finance system. The model is applied particularly to Mexican American students because they are concentrated to a high degree in districts with low property tax bases. Clune's methodology, suggests the author, may be applicable to court arguments about the effects of wealth discrimination on poor and minority students. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Ethnic Distribution, Finance Reform, Fiscal Capacity, Income, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Children, Multiple Regression Analysis, Research Methodology, School District Spending, School Funds
Intercultural Development Research Association, 5835 Callaghan, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: Equity (Education); Rodriguez v San Antonio Independent School Dist; School District Wealth; Texas
Note: For related documents, see EA 014 370-378.