ERIC Number: ED471050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Education Funding and Low-Income Children: A Review of Current Research.
This paper examines the results of current research on education funding for low income children, noting findings in three areas: the overall relationship between education funding and student performance, recent estimates of the amount of additional funding needed to narrow the poverty-based academic achievement gap, and specific resource-intensive strategies that have been shown to benefit students in general, and low income students in particular. Results indicate that student achievement is linked to school funding levels; claims that large increases in school funding have already been made are overstated; claims of stagnant achievement growth are overstated; schools need significant additional funds to educate low income students; and schools can use additional funds for low income students to implement resource-intensive educational improvement strategies that have been shown to improve student achievement (including class size reduction, improved teacher quality, and early childhood education). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Small Classes, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.