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ERIC Number: ED058475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-3
Pages: 162
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What State Legislators Think about School Finance. An Opinion Survey of State Legislature Education Committee Chairman.
Falcon, James C.
The attitudes of State legislative education committee chairmen concerning possible changes in the financing and governance of education were surveyed. The chairmen provided comments on the deficiencies in federal, State, and local revenue sources; discussed problems of governance; gave their opinions on educational innovations and program management; and expressed their attitudes toward nonpublic schools. The report presents statistical data on the responses to individual questions in the survey, and concludes that the committee chairmen favor substantial changes in elementary and secondary school finance. They support (1) increased State financing of education to equalize tax burdens among localities, (2) greater reliance on income taxation with consequent local property tax relief, (3) reformation of local property tax assessment procedures, (4) increased federal assistance in the form of general aid to education, and (5) increased spending on education research and development. Most chairmen react unfavorably to public aid to nonpublic schools. (For related document, see ED 058 473.) (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: President's Commission on School Finance, Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.