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ERIC Number: ED258656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-1
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Funding Equity in Iowa's Area Colleges.
Haring, G. Edward
Drawing from interviews with educational leaders in Iowa and a review of research, historical, and legislative materials, this paper provides an analysis of the distribution of funds within Iowa's statewide system of area colleges. After a statement of the issues of funding equity within the area college system and among the other postsecondary educational segments in the state, a historical overview is provided of the area college system and the funding mechanisms that have been used to support it. The next section provides a fiscal analysis in terms of types of revenue, types of expenditures, methods of distributing funds, and the issues of equity that are inherent in the collection and disbursement of funds supporting the system. An organizational analysis is then provided of the roles played by the state legislature, the Department of Public Instruction, the Presidents' Association, and the Trustees' Association with respect to the funding of the colleges. A legal analysis of cases that have come to court in other states to address the issue of funding equity is followed by a discussion of the process of resolving the issue of funding equity. Finally, a solution to the funding question is proposed, along with a discussion of the impact that the implementation of this solution would have on services. Appendices provide financial data, an extensive report on the fiscal development of area schools (Iowa State Department of Public Instruction), relevant state legislation, and a map. (AYC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa