ERIC Number: ED031799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Decentralization and the Finance of Inner-City Schools.
Levin, Henry M.
School districts containing the largest proportions of poor and disadvantaged pupils have the lowest financial resources available to support their schools. The inequalities persist for a combination of both technical and political reasons. The evidence reviewed suggests that the distribution of school resources is directly related to the distribution of wealth and power among the populations being served, both among and within school districts. Ethnic minorities and the poor have traditionally been shortchanged in the provision of social resources. Only when there is a redistribution of power to these groups will there be a more equitable allocation of finances. On the basis of this assumption, community control and decentralized schools can improve the financing and effectiveness of the inner-city schools. (Author/DE)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.