ERIC Number: ED218790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Toward the Restoration of Equity in Illinois K-12 Finance. A Report to the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Illinois School Problems Commission.
Hickrod, G. Alan; And Others
Based on a definition of equity that includes both equality in expenditure per pupil and fiscal neutrality, this paper examines equity in Illinois school finance and makes recommendations for its improvement. Following a brief introduction outlining deterioration of equity since 1977, part 2 describes further reasons for this deterioration. The next part describes the future state of equity in Illinois if the present general grant-in-aid system and current trends continue. Since this analysis suggests that Illinois will continue to move away from its equity goals, part 4 looks at possible new methods for providing general purpose grants-in-aid that would be more equitable. The remainder of the study explores some of the consequences of adopting in Illinois the type of supplementary general purpose grant-in-aid system used in New York State. Two different methods of financing this proposed new legislative initiative are explored and the equity consequences of each noted. Finally, the document presents a summary of policy conclusions, principal limitations of the study, and questions for further research. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Finance Reform, Fiscal Capacity, Resource Allocation, State Aid, Tables (Data)
Center for the Study of Educational Finance, Department of Educational Administration, Illinois State University, 331 DeGarmo Hall, Normal, IL 61761 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.; Illinois School Problems Commission, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.
Identifiers: Illinois; State Aid Formulas