ERIC Number: ED214268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Report and Recommendations of the New York State Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education. Volume Two.
New York State Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education.
In light of the Levittown v. Nyquist decision, which found New York State's educational funding method unconstitutional, this report presents the recommendations for increasing New York's educational equity made by a statewide task force. For each of 27 proposals that garnered support from any task force member, the report discusses research findings, equity considerations, fiscal implications, and alternative proposals. The proposals are grouped under four general topics: the structure of the state's basic aid formula, students' educational needs, local fiscal capacity, and fiscal overburdens. The ten proposals about the basic aid formula concern the expenditure ceiling, the relationship of state aid to local spending, local fiscal effort, exceptions to the formula, methods of measuring enrollment, and alternative financing structures. Under student needs, the task force recommends relating educational funding to such special needs as language ability, handicaps, and giftedness. Fiscal capacity proposals involve adding income to wealth as a measure of local capacity. Recommendations on overburdens cover municipal and rural overburden and the problems of varying educational costs. Included for each topic are task force members' statements and a record of their vote on each proposal. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Special Task Force on Equity and Excellence in Education.
Identifiers: Equity (Education); Municipal Overburden; New York; State Aid Formulas