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ERIC Number: ED505640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-0164
School Funding Ten Years after Michigan's Proposal A: Does Equity Equal Adequacy? Chicago Fed Letter. Number 203
Mattoon, Richard
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Michigan's school finance reform aimed primarily to improve the equity in funding across school districts. Ten years later, policymakers are turning their attention to the adequacy of education--ensuring that schools provide a desired level of learning and the necessary resources to support student achievement. However, defining what is adequate can take many forms and still requires considerable judgment as well as political packaging. Perhaps the most controversial question is whether standardized tests should be used to determine what constitutes adequate performance. Many of the attributes identified by courts and state legislatures as components of an adequate education are not captured by standardized tests. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan