ERIC Number: ED472446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of K-12 Education Finance.
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)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Court Litigation, Economics of Education, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Financial Needs, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Government Role, Grants, Public Education, Public Schools, School Funds, State Aid, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.