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ERIC Number: ED298669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Equalization Trends in Minnesota Education Finance, 1972 through 1987. A Staff Report to the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Public Education.
Sutter, Joel A.; Hopeman, Alan R., Jr.
This report is a study of the degree of equalization of school district revenues and tax rates in Minnesota, with emphasis on changes that have occurred over recent years. The report was prepared by the research staff of the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives. The study places emphasis on the role of school district property wealth in the education finance system. The methodology and terminology of the study are explained. A recent history of Minnesota education finance is provided. The analysis of the study includes (1) disparities in revenue per pupil; (2) disparities in tax rates; (3) the relationship of revenue to tax rates; (4) the relationship of revenue to property wealth; and (5) the relationship of tax rates to property wealth. A synthesis of the results is provided in the conclusion. Appended are the supporting data regarding the relationship of tax rates to wealth, as well as a formula for computing the bivariate gini coefficient. There are 11 references. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Legislative Commission on Public Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota