ERIC Number: ED058507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Selected Staff Studies in Elementary and Secondary School Finance.
Weinstein, Bernard L.; And Others
These five study papers (1) analyze recent performance contracting experiences, (2) discuss education voucher proposals and prospects, (3) assess potential federal revenue sources for education, (4) provide an inventory of federal programs in aid to education, and (5) examine the status of nonpublic education. The first study suggests that schools must determine if performance contract programs affect the overall school environment and attitudes toward learning and if they are cost effective. The second study notes that the advantages and disadvantages of education vouchers will not be known until there is an actual voucher experiment to analyze. The suggested new federal revenue sources include (1) increased taxes on alcohol and tobacco products, (2) an education trust fund, (3) a national lottery for education, (4) reenactment of certain federal excise taxes, and (5) a value added tax. Some federal programs inventoried include those affecting the education of preschool and K-12 children, those administered or conducted by State or local agencies, public or private programs, or those affecting teacher training or other personnel. A statistical overview of and national, State, and local public policy alternatives for nonpublic education conclude the document. (For related document, see ED 058 473.) (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: President's Commission on School Finance, Washington, DC.