ERIC Number: ED161115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Predicting the Effect of New Jersey's New Educational Funding Law on Local Support for Education. New Jersey Urban Education Research Reports No. 3.
Under the provisions of New Jersey Public Law 212, the amount of state equalizing aid for public education received by each local school district depends on how much revenue each district chooses to raise from local taxes. In order to predict the pattern of total school expenditures across New Jersey's school districts, it is necessary to predict how each school district will react to the new state educational grants. Predicting the level of local school taxation is extraordinarily difficult and requires a complex statistical model. Whether grants are categorical, block, or matching must be considered, since local governments react differently to receiving each type. Other factors to account for include local community educational preferences and support levels, and the amount of locally raised taxes to be borne by local citizens as opposed to noncitizens and industry. In the short run, the new system in New Jersey will increase state support in some districts and reduce it in others. The long run result of these effects cannot yet be determined. This document concludes by pointing out elements in the new formula that can affect future efforts at predicting local district responses. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey