ERIC Number: ED084694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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A Critique: The Minnesota School Finance Study.
Anderson, Gayle H.
After tracing the historical development of its present school finance system, the author considers Minnesota's school finance court cases and the finance disparities among its local school districts that led the 1971 legislature to increase State aid given to local school districts for maintenance expenditures. The document reviews the establishment of the school finance task force which was set up to assess the impact of the 1971 revenue bill on the public schools and to make recommendations for revisions in State aid formulas. It considers in detail the organization of the task force, its method of data collection and analysis, surveys and studies conducted by the task force, and an assessment of the adequacy of the task force study. The document concludes by reviewing changes in school financing made by the 1973 Minnesota legislative session. A glossary of school finance terms is also included. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Conferences, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Schools, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Finance Reform, Foundation Programs, Maintenance, Program Descriptions, Property Taxes, School District Spending, School Support, School Taxes, Secondary Schools, State Aid
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. School Finance Study Unit.
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota