ERIC Number: ED372479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: 0
Including School Finance in Systemic Reform Strategies: A Commentary. CPRE Finance Briefs.
School finance is once again a hot topic across the country. Despite the current turmoil in education finance, reform remains a priority at both the state and federal levels. This report examines the school finance issue and proposes that education funding be tied more closely to systemic reform initiatives. It next describes past trends in school finance and current challenges to traditional education funding sources. Policy implications of these changes are presented, followed by a discussion of possible components of a finance system based on systemic reform. It is recommended that a system of school finance based on systemic reform include the following: a school-based finance structure; a school-controlled budget; school authority over personnel; a school-based information system; investment in knowledge-development activities; a redesigned system for rewarding and compensating teachers; choice; deregulation; and school-finance equity. Lists of Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) books, research reports, and policy and finance briefs are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Economics, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Financial Support, Resource Allocation, School Based Management, School Funds, School Restructuring, School Support
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Carriage House at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, 86 Clifton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1568 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ.