ERIC Number: ED147935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Need in the Public Economy.
Alexander, Kern, Ed.; Jordan, K. Forbis, Ed.
Designed as a basic resource document for public policy makers and school finance program planners, this final publication of the National Educational Finance Project presents a variety of data and arguments to support the concept of increased public investment in elementary and secondary schools. Within the different chapters, various authors present an economic rationale that justifies this investment and provide educational finance data that document the need for a major commitment of public funds to education. Tax capacity and effort of the 50 states are examined, and sources of revenue to support the proposed educational expenditures are identified. Finally some guidelines are presented regarding the design of state school finance formulas that may better serve to equalize educational opportunity. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Investment, School Funds, State Aid, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Tax Effort
The University of Florida Presses, 15 Northwest 15th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32603 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Educational Finance.