ERIC Number: ED079491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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The Distribution and Effects of Vocational and Technical Education Funding in Illinois in Fiscal Year 1972.
Koch, James V.
The purpose of this study was to determine if the fiscal year 1972 funding of vocational and technical education by the Illinois Division of Vocational and Technical Education had changed from the inefficient funding patterns previously investigated for fiscal year 1971. The conclusions of the 1971 study were that the funding was not economically efficient and that it tended to place little emphasis on the needs variables such as assessed valuation, school dropouts rates, unemployment rates, aid to dependent children payments, and income levels. Further, the funding formula seemed to discriminate in favor of Chicago suburban schools with higher income levels and against schools in lower income districts throughout the State. The findings of the 1972 fiscal year study were that the funding formula was still economically inefficient in that, given a choice between two programs promising the same manpower benefits, it would fund the more expensive program thereby spending more money than needed. The 1972 funding patterns was slightly more attentive to need factors but still funded disproportionately those districts with high income levels. It was recommended that consideration be given to alternative funding methods such as performance contracting, discretionary contracting, the use of private proprietary schools, and funding on a regional or area basis. (MF)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Mid State Educational Consultants, Normal, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois