ERIC Number: ED347615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Five Years of the Education Improvement Act on the Fiscal Capacity of South Carolina Schools To Deliver Equal Education Opportunity.
Flanigan, J. L.; Richardson, M. D.
The first 5 years of South Carolina's 1984 Educational Improvement Act (EIA), a major educational reform program to deliver equal education opportunity and improve academic performance, are analyzed in this paper. A review of South Carolina's per-capita disposable income as compared with other states reveals an improvement in South Carolina's rank from 47th to 42nd during the 5-year period since the passage of the EIA, but South Carolina did not match neighboring southeast states in percent of growth and in disposable income through the year 1987. The fiscal capacities of individual school districts and of three specific districts 5 years after passage of the legislation are examined. Findings indicate that inequality is demonstrated by a discrepancy in the relationships between local and state support for Educational Finance Act programs. A disparity also exists between wealthy and poor districts in the amount of state aid received. Three tables are included. (31 endnotes) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Carolina Education Improvement Act 1984
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association (Williamsburg, VA, March 14-17, 1991).