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ERIC Number: EJ773962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
From Districts to Schools: The Distribution of Resources across Schools in Big City School Districts
Rubenstein, Ross; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna; Amor, Hella Bel Hadj
Economics of Education Review, v26 n5 p532-545 Oct 2007
While the distribution of resources across school districts is well studied, relatively little attention has been paid to how resources are allocated to individual schools inside those districts. This paper explores the determinants of resource allocation across schools in large districts based on factors that reflect differential school costs or factors that may, in practice, be related to the distribution of resources. Using detailed data on school resources and student and school characteristics in New York City, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, we find that schools with higher percentages of poor pupils often receive more money and have more teachers per pupil, but the teachers tend to be less educated and less well paid, with a particularly consistent pattern in New York City schools. We conclude with implications for policy and further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York; Ohio
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