ERIC Number: ED136457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
State Aid for Special Education: Who Benefits?
Wilken, William H.; And Others
Intended for administrators, educators, and parents, the document presents information on the management and utilization of state special education aid. An introductory section reviews the history of state aid for special education and notes questions which are addressed in the document, such as the following: "How much state funding is available for special education in each of the states?", "What factors are considered in distribution formulas?", and "Do rich local education agencies obtain more special education aid than poor ones?" Chapter I covers dollar amounts available and what they buy, including past and present procedures and policies. (Data presented in tabular form following the text is listed by state.) The controversy about policies determining distribution of funds is reported in Chapter II. Chapter III provides details of patterns of distribution and allocation of state aid in two states--Georgia and Massachusetts, with tables of data following the text. Among issues noted to be of importance are aid distribution, basis for aid entitlements, and procedural requirements. (IM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.; National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.