ERIC Number: ED207165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Finance Reform and Special Education.
Hartman, William T.; Haber, Theda R.
An examination of school finance reform and special education finance issues is presented in this paper. It describes a general model of the educational finance system, in which state and federal general and categorical aid combines with district fiscal capacity to determine educational expenditures, which in turn affect educational programs and, in consequence, educational outcomes. School finance reform activities are then reviewed and the general model is used to highlight the aspects of the system at which reform efforts are being targeted and to make explicit the critical assumptions of the reform proposals. Finally, the special education finance subsystem is cast in terms of the educational finance model and the relationship of special education finance to general school finance is investigated. Particular attention is paid to the effects of recent changes in special education laws and to those areas in which additional study is needed. (Author/JEH)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Income, Individualized Education Programs, Models, Special Education, Special Programs
Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, CERAS Bldg., Stanford University, CA 94305 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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: Serrano v Priest