ERIC Number: ED378676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
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Common Sense: Plain Talk to Legislators about School Finance.
Hickrod, G. Alan; And Others
This publication contains testimony, given by personnel at the Center for the Study of Educational Finance, initially intended for legislators at the federal and state levels to help them deal with public policy matters in K-12 finance. The first document is testimony given before the United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, the subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities, in July 1993. The Subcommittee was holding hearings on problems and issues in public school finance as background for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended, and on other pending K-12 legislation. The second document is testimony given to the Revenue Committee of the Illinois State Senate in September 1993. The committee was holding hearings on the tax structure of Illinois and its relationship to education funding. The third document was prepared for State Senator Alice Palmer of Chicago, and was a continuation of the State Revenue hearings. The fourth document is a letter to Progress Illinois concerning the state's progressive income tax. Documents 5 through 7 are communications from Dr. Robert Arnold to selected legislators, including the president of the Illinois State Senate and Representative Penny Wessels. The appendix provides information on the status of school finance constitutional litigation as of November 1993. (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.