ERIC Number: ED257188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
State Aid: What Difference Does It Make?
Vermont Governor's Office, Montpelier.; Vermont State Board of Education, Montpelier.; Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
To provoke public discussion about the role state aid should play in Vermont public education and to make a case for a state aid system structured on the broad principles of equal opportunity, fair tax burdens, and adequate funding levels, this booklet examines Vermont's system of school finance, attempting to highlight its history and its present strengths and weaknesses. The opening pages include a preface, a list of five basic truths about Vermont school finance, and an introduction. The first section, "Does State Aid Make a Difference?", is illustrated with several graphs and figures. Other sections discuss the history of state aid in Vermont, student equity and fair tax burdens, and principles to guide state aid reform. An appendix provides an explanation of how Vermont's present state aid formula works. (DCS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont Governor's Office, Montpelier.; Vermont State Board of Education, Montpelier.; Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont