ERIC Number: ED074639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Paying for Our Schools: Is There a Better Way? Basic Document.
Communications Coalition for Educational Change, Washington, DC.
This document was written to inform the general community about the financial problems schools are having and to suggest alternative ways by which schools could be financed. It cites examples of school budget crises throughout the nation, presents a breakdown of present sources of school revenue, discusses how money affects the quality of education, and cites court decisions which have held the property tax method of school finance to be unconstitutional in some cases. The advantages and drawbacks of four plans being proposed by educators and financial experts to reorganize school support on a more equitable basis are considered: (1) total funding by the State, (2) cooperative State and local plans, (3) district power equalization, and (4) district reorganization. For a description of the development and dissemination of this document see EA 005 105. Other related documents are ED 070 188, and EA 005 107-EA 005 111. (DN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Study, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Equalization Aid, Full State Funding, Information Dissemination, Property Taxes, Public Schools, Revenue Sharing, School Budget Elections, School District Reorganization, School District Spending, School Support, School Taxes, State Aid
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Communications Coalition for Educational Change, Washington, DC.