ERIC Number: ED342076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
State Reform: Separating Perception from Reality.
Flanigan, J. L.; And Others
This paper reviews the actions of several state reform programs and examines the methods by which they funded or failed to fund their educational reform programs. Results of reform in seven states--California, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina--are highlighted. Fiscal and political issues are also identified. Data were derived from an unpublished nationwide survey of 51 chief state school officers, summaries of actions by state legislatures, state departments of education, and other studies. A conclusion is that although state responsibility for school funding increased during the 1980s, the enormous amount of money generated for educational reform programs failed to produce comprehensive programs. This disparity was due to leadership within the state. The survey of school officers indicated a lack of clear definitions of educational reform and leadership responsibility. Fifty-nine notes are attached. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association (Las Vegas, NV, March 15-17, 1990). Some broken print may not reproduce adequately in paper copy.