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ERIC Number: ED484965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Why Fair Funding
Intercultural Development Research Association
Americans agree that a child's future should not depend on his or her heritage, parents' income or neighborhood. The U.S. sense of justice insists that America be the land of opportunity where all of its citizens are considered equal. Some people may wonder why funding schools fairly is an issue that needs to be talked about. They may ask: Are schools not okay now? For many years in Texas, many schools were not fine. Based on the wealth of their community, the quality of schools children attended in Texas was vastly different. This document concludes, Texans need to say no to those who want to weaken the system by excusing a few from tax limitations or by allowing a few schools to spend more than anyone else, privileging a few to the detriment of the many. To go back to the old funding system is to go back to an unjust funding system. Sections of this brief document include: (1) Before Fair Funding; and (2) Fair Funding for Education. [This document originally appeared in the "IDRA Newsletter", however some accompanying charts and graphs may not be provided here.]
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.