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ERIC Number: EJ926835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0098-9495
Maintenance of State Effort for Higher Education: "Barriers to Equal Educational Opportunity in Addressing the Rising Costs of a College Education"
Alexander, F. King
Journal of Education Finance, v36 n4 p442-450 Spr 2011
A Maintenance of Effort (MOE) provision for higher education was first adopted in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and was included as a requirement for states to participate in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The information in this article was presented before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on November 1, 2007, supporting the enactment of the maintenance of effort statutory language. This article focuses on two distinct areas--both of which have significant ramifications for collegiate costs and equal opportunity--(1) accountability and transparency, and (2) college costs, state appropriations, and "maintenance of state tax effort." It describes the existing problems and then offers policy recommendations that would help remedy some of the primary concerns of taxpayers and policymakers. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009