ERIC Number: ED499067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Small Schools Under Siege: Evidence of Resource Inequality in Minnesota Public Schools. Policy Brief
Thorson, Gregory R.; Maxwell, Nicholas J.
Center for Rural Policy and Development
This policy brief summarizes the full report [ED468840], which describes a study that evaluated whether smaller school districts, as a result of their higher costs per pupil, experienced greater hardship in the areas of infrastructure, resources, and staffing. The policy brief reports on the results of a survey that was administered to the superintendents of Minnesota's 350 public school districts, who were asked to evaluate their district's infrastructure, programming, staff, curriculum, and funding via referenda. Also described are the effects of changes made in the 2001 legislative session and it proposes a policy to reduce disparities in the state's basic funding formula. (Contains 5 tables.)
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Equity (Finance), Small Schools, Rural Schools, School Statistics, School Buildings, Curriculum Design, Educational Resources, School District Size, Teacher Recruitment
Center for Rural Policy and Development. 600 South Fifth Street Suite 211, Saint Peter, MN 56082. Tel: 507-934-7700; Fax: 507-934-7704; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ruralmn.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Univ., Mankato. Center for Rural Policy and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota