ERIC Number: ED101474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
The State Dollar and the Schools. A Discussion of State Aid Programs in Massachusetts and Promising Reforms.
This report discusses the history and nature of State aid to education in Massachusetts. The report is both a summary and an update of information contained in four earlier studies that analyzed the economics of education in Massachusetts and the State's new equalizing education aid formula. The report recommends that the State adopt an unrestricted percentage equalizing plan coupled with a new program of local educational accounting. It suggests that since education is a State responsibility, at least 50 percent of school funding should come from State-levied resources, but not to the exclusion of substantial local support or without the expectation of a large Federal contribution in the future. The report also suggests that the method of State funding should itself contribute to the development of local initiative and public participation. (Author/DN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts