ERIC Number: ED349670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-7
Reference Count: N/A
Unfinished Homework: Analysis of the Legislative Study Group on Education and Local Government's Final Report.
Metropolitan Education Coalition, Baltimore, MD.
Issues in the funding of public primary and secondary education in Maryland are examined in this analysis of the final report made by the state legislature's Study Group on Education and Local Government. Following a statement of study group principles, four policy options are examined: (1) ways to modify current funding commitments; (2) several general approaches to redirection; (3) redirection options related to special student populations; and (4) other aspects of education formula funding. A conclusion is that the report is disappointing because the study group operated on short-term rather than long-term assumptions, and the State General Assembly failed to translate its best intentions into significant plans for school finance reform. Six tables are included. The appendix contains specific findings. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Finance Reform, Financial Support, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning
Maryland Education Coalition, 104 East 25th Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Education Coalition, Baltimore, MD.