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ERIC Number: ED177697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Money and Education: A Guide to Pennsylvania School Finance.
McMaster, Donald; And Others
This handbook is one in a series prepared for use at workshops designed to help teachers, administrators, and legislators understand and deal with the intricacies of school finance equalization plans in their states. Pennsylvania's education finance plan is discussed in this particular book. Chapter 1 discusses state support for education in Pennsylvania and the method the state uses to distribute aid to its school districts on an equal basis. A step-by-step calculation of a district's state aid allocation is outlined, and exercises for understanding the state aid formula are provided. Chapter 2 evaluates the impact of the state's finance plan by discussing the way the plan addresses disparities both in the raising and in the distribution of resources for education. Property wealth, tax effort, and expenditures among Pennsylvania school districts are also reviewed, and tables are provided throughout. The end of the report includes appendices with additional information and an answer key to the exercises. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Group.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania