ERIC Number: ED313944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Funding Schools and Colleges To Reach Educational Goals.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
States should strive for national, and increasingly international, standards in education. States that set educational goals will need to know what indicators of progress will signal to citizens, educators, and government leaders that they are moving toward or reaching those goals. In a separate report, the Southern Regional Education Board has suggested 12 goals and specific indicators of progress for each; this report presents information pertaining to the goal of maintaining or increasing the proportion of state tax dollars for schools and colleges while emphasizing funding aimed at raising quality and productivity. It proposes that indicators of progress in this case include: (1) providing annual financial statements to governors, legislators, and citizens on success in implementing funding plans for education; (2) agreeing at the state level on funding plans that emphasize raising quality and productivity; (3) evaluating the effectiveness of selected school and collegiate programs and linking the results to funding decision; and (4) establishing a state competitive grant process that assigns dollars where they will have the biggest impact on promoting specific initiatives. Specific suggestions and supporting information are given. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Productivity, State Aid, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.