ERIC Number: ED310482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
A General History of Public School Finance in Alaska. Operating and Capital Costs.
Cole, Nathaniel H.
This document examines the chronological history of financing the Alaskan public school system. The first section traces the influence of the Greco-Russian Church and the Russian-American Company on education in Russian Alaska. The second section focuses on early United States education efforts, including the Sheldon Jackson era, the Organic Act of 1912, and Alaskan education during the first 50 years of United States control. Section 3 summarizes the major elementary and secondary school laws set forth by the Territorial Legislature as well as a list of revenue sources for public education. The fourth section focuses on the years following the achievement of Alaska's statehood in which the first school finance study and the first state school foundation program were implemented. The last section traces the oil revenue years in which the discovery of oil brought new wealth and prompted a second school finance study, a second school foundation plan, and subsequent changes in the foundation program. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska