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ERIC Number: ED218790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Toward the Restoration of Equity in Illinois K-12 Finance. A Report to the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Illinois School Problems Commission.
Hickrod, G. Alan; And Others
Based on a definition of equity that includes both equality in expenditure per pupil and fiscal neutrality, this paper examines equity in Illinois school finance and makes recommendations for its improvement. Following a brief introduction outlining deterioration of equity since 1977, part 2 describes further reasons for this deterioration. The next part describes the future state of equity in Illinois if the present general grant-in-aid system and current trends continue. Since this analysis suggests that Illinois will continue to move away from its equity goals, part 4 looks at possible new methods for providing general purpose grants-in-aid that would be more equitable. The remainder of the study explores some of the consequences of adopting in Illinois the type of supplementary general purpose grant-in-aid system used in New York State. Two different methods of financing this proposed new legislative initiative are explored and the equity consequences of each noted. Finally, the document presents a summary of policy conclusions, principal limitations of the study, and questions for further research. (Author/JM)
Center for the Study of Educational Finance, Department of Educational Administration, Illinois State University, 331 DeGarmo Hall, Normal, IL 61761 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.; Illinois School Problems Commission, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois