ERIC Number: ED100044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers, Salaries, and School District Expenditures. Report No. 1588-FF.
Alexander, Arthur J.
This report investigates the relationship between total school district expenditures and expenditures on teachers in order to assess how increased budgets for public education might be spent. Specifically, it examines the budget share going to teachers as it is reflected in the ratio of teachers to pupils, the salary schedule, and the distribution of teachers by education and experience. The study uses census, financial, and school district information for 602 California school districts for the census year 1970 and the school year 1971-72. Through the use of regression equations for each school district, salary schedules were broken down into three structural elements: starting salary, annual increments for additional experience, and annual increment for educational credits beyond a B.A. degree. In 92 percent of the school districts, these three variables accounted for more than 98 percent of the variance in salaries in the schedules. The principal statistical results indicate that expenditures on teachers rise at a rate less than proportional to total expenditures, that salary schedules are relatively insensitive to total expenditures, that the distribution of teachers by experience and education appears to vary with total expenditures, and that teacher-pupil ratios are especially sensitive to total expenditures. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Contract Salaries, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Multiple Regression Analysis, Salary Wage Differentials, School District Spending, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Education, Teacher Employment, Teacher Salaries
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California