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ERIC Number: ED058505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-31
Pages: 123
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In Search of a Rational Basis for Measuring Disparities. (A Review of Per-Pupil Expenditure Makeup).
Sklar, Sigmund L.
An overview of per-pupil expenditures for education is provided, such expenditures being the most widely used measure of quality education. As a measure of disparity in educational quality, it points up the problem of lack of comparability. Based on investigation and study of the disparities in per-pupil expenditure, the report identifies three major problem areas believed to contribute substantially to the lack of comparability in these statistics: (1) the present methods of calculation, (2) the usefulness of the present formulation in measuring disparities, and (3) the difficulty inherent in making interdistrict comparisons of expenditures. Recommendations submitted include steps for revising present methods of expenditure calculation and interdistrict comparisons. Four case studies are included. (For related document, see ED 058 473.) (Author/IRT)
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Sponsor: President's Commission on School Finance, Washington, DC.
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