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ERIC Number: EJ1158691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
State School Finance System Variance Impacts on Student Achievement: Inadequacies in School Funding
Hoffman, Michael J.; Wiggall, Richard L.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I.; Emanuel, Gary L.
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Fall 2013
Adequate funding for the nation's schools to meet the call for higher student achievement has been a litigious issue. Spending on schools is a political choice. The choices made by state legislatures, in some cases, have failed to fund schools adequately and have incited school finance lawsuits in almost all states. These proceedings are generally brought to compel state legislatures to fulfill their state constitutional responsibilities to children and their families for the appropriation of fiscal resources to fund public education. Furthermore, student and school accountability measures that carry sanctions enforced by the states can be said to set up a reciprocation of duties. This reciprocal duty is where schools have the responsibility of providing effective instructional environments and the states have the responsibility of allocating sufficient resources to schools to provide educational opportunities for students to meet state achievement goals (Schrag, 2003). Examining the relationship of funding to levels of student achievement can reveal deficits in state school finance policy that will require redress if states and their public school districts are to attain commonly acknowledged goals of increased student achievement indicating improves readiness for college and future careers.
Arizona Board of Regents, for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University. PO Box 4087, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York); Arizona; California; New Jersey; Kentucky; Washington; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Rodriguez v San Antonio Independent School District; Serrano v Priest; Robinson v Cahill; Abbott v Burke; Rose v Council for Better Education
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