ERIC Number: ED108406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues in the Financing of Education for the Handicapped.
Marinelli, Joseph J.
Discussed are critical issues in the financing of educational programs for handicapped persons. Criticial issues are traced to three conditions: the need for educational programs and services for the handicapped who are presently unserved or inappropriately served; legislative and constitutional guarantees of equal educational opportunities; and an economy which necessitates the maximizing of educational resources. The above conditions are considered in relation to the level of state funding of programs and services, federal and state reimbursement formulas, the costs of special education for the handicapped, and the federal government's role in financing programs and services. It is suggested that issues related to the education of the handicapped be resolved on the basis of such factors as the following: the elimination of practices whereby states only partially fund the educational costs for handicapped children, concomitant with a careful auditing of costs of educating such children in private institutions; and the realization by states that the federal government's reimbursement to the state for educating the handicapped child will be increasing, but will not be large enough to remove the need to make critical choices and set educational priorities before educational resources are allocated. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.
Authoring Institution: State-Federal Information Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the National School Finance Conference (18th, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 3, 1975)