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ERIC Number: EJ1002018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-9495
From Statehouse to Schoolhouse: Education Finance Apportionment Systems in the United States
Verstegen, Deborah A.; Knoeppel, Robert C.
Journal of Education Finance, v38 n2 p145-166 Fall 2012
This research investigates state finance policies for public elementary and secondary education using survey methodology. The purpose is to update the existing knowledge base in the field as well as to provide a compendium of finance and policy options that are being used across the states to finance school for lawmakers, educators and others. Chief state school officers or their designee were queried; data were provided for all 50 states and posted on the web for verification. The data showed that states continue to use funding policies developed in the past but they are implementing weighted apportionment systems and other mechanisms that recognize the differential costs of students and districts. This research provides new knowledge about state apportionment policies for K-12 education, special student populations, capital outlay and transportation systems. (Contains 9 tables, 1 footnote, and 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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