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ERIC Number: ED058480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 166
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Review of Existing State School Finance Programs. Volume I. A Commission Staff Report.
Jones, Thomas H.
This volume of a two-volume report presents a study of how existing State school finance formulas operate. Volume I contains five chapters. The first chapter discusses the beginnings of modern systems of school support in the United States. Chapter two explains in some detail the five basic distribution models used in the apportionment of State education funds. The third chapter demonstrates how inter-district expenditure disparities occur due to the imposition of local tax surcharges beyond the mandates of the State financed program. Chapter four examines recent Court cases challenging the constitutionality of present State school funding programs. Chapter five discusses some proposals for change. The first appendix to volume one reviews recent proposals for change advocated in the reports of State school finance commissions. A second appendix contains a summary of current legal challenges to State school financing systems. (For related document, see ED 058 473.) (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: President's Commission on School Finance, Washington, DC.