ERIC Number: ED208548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Finance: Profiles of the States. 1979 Edition.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report examines the availability and distribution of resources for public elementary and secondary schools both among and within states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Analyses are presented using data for the 1976-77 school year, with some comparisons to 1969-70 and 1973-74. The available statistical data on public school financial status for states and for school systems in the United States are assembled from diverse sources. An acceptable level of comparability in coverage and definition is achieved by extensive editing; this results in two distinct databases, one containing information at the state level and the other information at the school system level. Using several summary statistics that have been used in previous analyses of the distribution of educational revenues, the study shows dispersions in expenditure, revenue, and teachers throughout the nation's 16,000 school systems. In analyzing wealth neutrality, the authors examine dispersions in property values and in computational tax rates as well as the relationship of property values and tax rates to state and local revenues and to expenditures. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Assessed Valuation, Databases, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Fiscal Capacity, National Surveys, Research Problems, Resource Allocation, School District Spending, State Aid, State School District Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Tax Rates, Teacher Distribution
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.