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ERIC Number: EJ781675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0098-9495
The Impact of Proposal A on School Financing, Equity, and Quality of Public Schools in the State of Michigan
Izraeli, Oded; Murphy, Kevin J.
Journal of Education Finance, v33 n2 p111-129 Fall 2007
Voters in the State of Michigan reformed K-12 school financing significantly in 1994. The reform largely removed local government from playing a role in the determination of school finance and lodged this authority mainly with state government. In this article we examine the long-term impacts of the reform legislation. We find that although the reform did alter the underlying structure of school finance in Michigan, it did not produce many of the benefits purported to be forthcoming should the electorate agree to the ballot initiative. (Contains 7 tables, 2 figures, and 19 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan