ERIC Number: ED363918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Educational Finance Law: Constitutional Challenges to State Aid Plan--An Analysis of Strategies. NOLPE Monograph Series, No. 50.
Wood, R. Craig; Thompson, David C.
This book offers an overview of educational finance law and examines constitutional challenges to state aid plans. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to education finance litigation, including the early history of education finance litigation and early education finance theory. Chapter 2 discusses the states' responsibilities for providing equal educational opportunities for public education. The third chapter discusses the relationship between revenues (state and local) and equity (horizontal and vertical). Chapter 4 examines state finance distribution formulas, and chapter 5 presents measurements of education finance equity that occur along the three dimensions of resource accessibility, wealth neutrality, and tax yield. The sixth chapter examines two aspects--the philosophical and constitutional--of the basis for education finance challenges. Overviews of early and contemporary education finance literature are presented in chapters 7 and 8. Chapter 9 offers an analysis of present strategies and lawsuits, and the final chapter discusses the future of education finance issues. Five tables, three figures, and a tables of cases are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Finance Reform, Fiscal Capacity, Full State Funding, Resource Allocation, State Aid, State Courts, Tax Allocation
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 3601 S.W. 29th Street, Suite 223, Topeka, KS 66614.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.