ERIC Number: ED082360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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Full State Funding V. Power Equalizing. Alternative Approaches for Financing Elementary and Secondary Education in New York State. Staff Study No. 2.
Swanson, Austin D.
This paper attempts to examine for the State of New York the merits of a district power equalizing formula when it is compared to full State funding of a uniform expenditure level. The author argues against full State funding because he believes that the net effect of many independent decisions that affect small groups of children is preferable to a single decision made at the State level, and that cost variations among districts preclude setting a single expenditure figure for the entire State. As an alternative, the author proposes a school finance program that includes a minimum support program below which no district may spend, a discretionary range of expenditures supported by State and local funds according to the power equalizing concept (including a negative aid provisions), maximum support level beyond which no district may spend, and special aids for extroardinary educational needs. (Author/DN)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Educational Conference Board, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York