ERIC Number: EJ1116808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Who Bears the Costs of District Funding Cuts? Reducing Inequality in the Distribution of Teacher Layoffs
Knight, David S.; Strunk, Katharine O.
Educational Researcher, v45 n7 p395-406 Oct 2016
Massive funding cuts to public education took place around the country following the Great Recession. Many school districts were forced to conduct teacher layoffs at a larger scale than any other time in recent history. We show that prior to a district intervention, the layoff process disproportionately impacted historically disadvantaged students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. We then demonstrate the success of a policy designed to reduce inequality in the distribution of teacher layoffs.
Descriptors: School District Spending, Budgeting, Public Education, Disadvantaged, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Distribution, Teacher Placement, Educational Policy, Financial Policy, Quasiexperimental Design, Equal Education, School Statistics, Observation, Tenure, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)
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