ERIC Number: ED469434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
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Survey of 1999 State School Finance Legislation: Overview, Abstracts, and Trend Analysis.
Crampton, Faith E.
This report contains the results of the sixth annual survey of state school-finance legislation. It has three major purposes: (1) to provide an annual snapshot of state legislative activity in school finance; (2) to serve as a reference guide for legislative language for particular education-funding areas; and (3) to contribute to the development of a longitudinal database of state school-finance legislation that will allow for trend and policy analyses. The first section of the report contains an overview of 1999 school-finance legislation and a comparative analysis of legislative activity from 1994 to 1999. The 1999 legislative session closed with 563 bills passed and signed into law. The report provides abstracts and analyses of all bills, arranged by category, from all 50 states. The second section contains a two-part trend analysis. The first part focuses on legislation reflective of trends established over the previous six years; the second part explores more recent or emergent trends. The report closes with the following conclusions and policy implications: Established trends were found in the funding areas of educational technology, school infrastructure, charter schools, and student achievement. More recent trends have emerged in the funding of teacher quality and early-childhood education. (WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: A monograph of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Center for Education Finance, Kansas State University and University of Florida.