ERIC Number: ED409634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Developments in School Finance, 1996. Fiscal Proceedings from the Annual NCES State Data Conference, July 1996.
Fowler, William J., Jr., Ed.
Analysts of public school-district funding have recently begun to examine the allocation of resources to schools, the equity and effectiveness of school-based funding, and the productivity of the national public education system. Each of these factors may influence the educational resources that a child receives. This document contains papers by presenters at the annual National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) State Data Conference, which dealt with the perplexing persistence of financial inequity. The papers include the following: (1) "Introduction and Overview" (William J. Fowler, Jr.); (2) "Expenditures in Public School Districts: Estimates of Disparities and Analysis of Their Causes" (Wayne Riddle and Liane White); (3) "Teacher Resource Use Within New York State Secondary Schools" (David H. Monk, Brian O. Brent, and Christopher F. Roelke); (4) "Race, Poverty, and the Student Curriculum, 1975-95: Implications for Public Policy" (Nicola A. Alexander); (5) "Court-Ordered School Finance Equalization: Judicial Activism and Democratic Opposition" (Douglas S. Reed); (6) "Principles and Practices in Resource Allocation to Schools under Conditions of Radical Decentralization" (Brian J. Caldwell); (7) "Building Equity and Effectiveness into School-Based Funding Models: An Australian Case Study" (Peter W. Hill); (8) "Alternative Options for Deflating Education Expenditures Over Time" (Richard Rothstein and Lawrence Mishel); (9) "The Productivity Collapse in Schools" (Eric A. Hanushek); and (10) "Evaluating the Effect of Teacher Degree Level on Educational Performance" (Dan D. Goldhaber and Dominic J. Brewer). References accompany the papers. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Finance Reform, Productivity, Resource Allocation, School District Spending
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1995 proceedings, see ED 397 527.