ERIC Number: ED109809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Inequality in California School Finance: Dimensions, Sources, Remedies.
Alexander, Arthur J.
This report addresses a variety of questions about inequalities in school finance, and answers them by applying a broad range of statistical techniques to a comprehensive set of data on California school districts. Census data by school district was drawn from the 1970 U.S. Census, while information on school district finance for 1971-72 was obtained from official state sources. Although the report describes research relating almost solely to public school finance in California, it can also serve as a model for the analysis of school finance in other states. A basic question/answer format is used throughout the report, and extensive use is made of illustrative graphs and data tables. In addition to a general introduction, the report contains four major sections dealing with dimensions of inequality, distribution of inequality, sources of inequality, and remedies for inequality. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Finance Reform, School District Spending, School Support, State Aid, Tables (Data), Tax Effort
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California