ERIC Number: ED206746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
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School Desegregation and Financial Support for the Public Schools in Four Southern States.
Sherman, Joel D.
Changes in financial support patterns in four southern states over the course of major school desegregation were examined for the period from the late 1960s through the mid 1970s. The states included in the study were Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, those States with the largest proportion of black children in the country. The study focused specifically on revenues available from state-local revenue systems and on revenues from the federal government. Data on the following areas were analyzed: (1) minority enrollments before and after desegregation; (2) changes in financial support over the period of desegregation; (3) impact of the state-local revenue structure on majority black school districts; (4) changes in local and state support during desegregation; (5) impact of federal revenues on the state-local system; and (6) the financial position of the cities. The study determined that there was some relationship between desegregation and local support for public schools in majority black school districts. In all four states, local revenue ratios in majority black districts declined over the course of the desegregation period, yet the financial position of almost all of the large cities in the four states showed some improvement. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Education Policy Research Institute.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Louisiana; Mississippi; South Carolina