ERIC Number: ED166781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Policy Dilemmas in New School Finance Reforms within the States.
Callahan, John J.
States have made major strides in devising more equitable school finance plans. Constructive debates still occur, however, over the choice of basic funding plans, the balancing of taxes and expenditures in new finance plans, and the need and feasability of coordinating financial and educational reform movements. The resolution of these debates at the state level should determine, among other things, whether state funding of basic aid programs will continue to maintain the fiscal integrity of new finance reforms, whether taxpayers or schoolchildren will be the main beneficiaries of reform, and whether reform can produce new policies in governance and administration that will enhance public confidence in spending for education. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Finance Reform, Property Taxes, School Taxes, State Aid, Tax Allocation
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309