ERIC Number: ED188280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Effects of Special Education Funding Formulas. Program Report No. 80-B1.
Hartman, William T.
As funding for special education increases, it becomes important for educational policy-makers to understand the effects caused by the distribution of monies. This paper focuses on key programmatic and management issues in the funding of special education. Four main topics are discussed: (1) the relationship between special education programs and costs, (2) primary funding formulas used for special education, (3) policy issues affected by the funding formulas, and (4) motivational effects of the various funding formulas. Also examined are the effects of the funding approach used by P.L. 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act) to allocate federal funds. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act