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ERIC Number: ED472446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-5
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of K-12 Education Finance.
Carey, Kevin
This document provides basic background on how public K-12 education is funded in the United States. It is intended to be a tool to help policymakers when creating an alignment between funding and accountability. This survey addresses briefly the following topics: how much public education costs; where the money comes from; how the money is spent; how states determine funding levels in public schools; how states account for the needs of school districts; how states account for the needs of a diverse student population; how building and capital expenses are funded; how charter schools are funded; how voucher programs are funded; the federal government's participation in school funding; and the role of the courts in education funding. (Contains 3 charts, 13 references in endnotes, and URLs for the Web sites of 7 information resources.) (WFA)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.