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ERIC Number: ED542399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1936
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
State Provisions for Equalizing the Cost of Public Education. Bulletin, 1936, No. 4
Covert, Timon
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This study calls attention to the consistent manner in which State legal documents classify public education as a function of the State government and to the inconsistency between such legal classifications and the many cases of neglect on the part of States to provide adequately for public-school support. The data show that for the country as a whole State governments supply about a fourth of the fund used by public schools. Since 1900 the part supplied by the State governments has varied considerably, decreasing from 20.3 percent at that time rather regularly during each 5-year period to 16 percent in 1925. Since then it has been increasing, with a significant increase since 1930. As would be expected, there is a much wider range of variation in the percent of public-school revenue provided by individual States than in the percent provided by all States combined during the last 34 years. Two-thirds of the States provided a smaller percent in 1930 than they did in 1900; in 1934, however, the percentage was greater in three-fourths of the States than it was in 1930. This bulletin contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) Public Education Chiefly at State Expense; (3) Significance of Apportionment Methods; (4) Recent Increase in State Funds for Education and Methods of Apportioning the Increase; (5) States which Provide for School Support Chiefly by Local Taxation; (6) State and for Special Education Projects; and (7) Summary. (Contains 4 tables.) Individual chapters contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California; Delaware; North Carolina; Ohio; West Virginia