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Banicki, Guy; Murphy, Gregg – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
This study considers the effectiveness of the Evidence-Based Adequacy model of school funding. In looking at the Evidence-Based Adequacy model for school funding, one researcher has been centrally associated with the development and study of this model. Allen Odden is currently a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Models, School Districts
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Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Ward, Derrick R.; Weisman, Eric; Cole, Heather – Urban Education, 2014
Top-down accountability policies have arguably had very limited impact over the past 20 years. Education stakeholders are now contemplating new forms of bottom-up accountability. In 2013, policymakers in California enacted a community-based approach that creates the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process for school finance to increase…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Involvement, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Kaplan, Leslie S.; Owings, William A. – Journal of Education Finance, 2013
This article discusses the impact of changing student demographics on financing education and on our national wellbeing. We begin by examining the research of current student demographics and their relationship to learning and education costs. We then calculate a 1% cost factor from the average per-pupil expenditure based on the 2011 "Digest…
Descriptors: Demography, Student Characteristics, Student Diversity, Social Change
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Hoffman, Michael J.; Wiggall, Richard L.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I.; Emanuel, Gary L. – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 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…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, State Legislation
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Verstegen, Deborah A.; Knoeppel, Robert C. – Journal of Education Finance, 2012
This research investigates state finance policies for public elementary and secondary education using survey methodology. The purpose is to update the existing knowledge base in the field as well as to provide a compendium of finance and policy options that are being used across the states to finance school for lawmakers, educators and others.…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Transportation, State Policy
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Slater, Charles L.; Scott, James – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2011
Equity issues in public school finance have been discussed in terms of three waves. The first wave was a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court to provide equal education to all students as a fundamental right. After a ruling against the plaintiffs in "San Antonio v Rodriguez" (1973), the fight shifted to a second wave in the state courts.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Courts, Finance Reform, Educational Finance
Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2010
Beginning in the early 1970s, plaintiffs initiated a veritable tidal wave of litigation over financing public education in states with unequal funding for students in poor school systems. In the only case on school finance to reach the United States Supreme Court, "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez" (1973), the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Court Litigation, Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
Crampton, Faith E.; Thompson, David C. – American Federation of Teachers (NJ), 2008
The quality of the physical environment in which children learn is a critical education capacity factor that contributes to their academic success and well-being. Adequate levels of fiscal investment in school infrastructure are essential to ensure that all students and staff have access to a physical environment conducive to learning; that is,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Facilities, Financial Needs, Court Litigation
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Glenn, William J.; Picus, Lawrence O. – Journal of Education Finance, 2007
The California Supreme Court catalyzed school finance litigation with its rulings in the "Serrano v. Priest" cases. The court's required that wealth-related spending differences essentially be eliminated, the legislation required to implement that decision, and the passage of Proposition 13's property tax limitation has resulted in…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, State Courts
Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; Cahill, Spencer E., Ed.; Cotner, Bridget A., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
The Praeger Handbook of American High Schools contains entries that explore the topic of secondary schools in the United States. Entries are arranged alphabetically and cover topics as varied as assessment to the history of the American high school, from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to gay and straight student alliances, from the No…
Descriptors: High Schools, Court Litigation, School Segregation, Compulsory Education
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Dayton, John; Dupre, Anne Proffitt – Journal of Education Finance, 2006
A decades-long school funding revolution continues in the United States. The litigation sparked by the Supreme Court of California's 1971 decision in "Serrano v. Priest" continues to reshape the legal, political, and educational landscape in the United States, affecting the lives of children, parents, educators, and taxpayers throughout…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Educational Finance, Accountability
EdSource, 2004
The hot new phrase in school finance in California is "weighted student formula" (also known as "student-based budgeting"). Proponents of this concept believe it could eventually help the state develop a straightforward approach to school funding that is more equitable and effective. Skeptics, on the other hand, question the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Finance Reform, Scores
Wood, R. Craig; Dayton, John – 2002
This paper is part of a collection of 54 papers from the 48th annual conference of the Education Law Association held in November 2002. It addresses education finance litigation generated by "Serrano v. Priest." (Considered a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of California, "Serrano" resulted in victory for funding-equity…
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgets, Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance)
Dayton, John – School Business Affairs, 2002
Reviews state school-funding litigation since the California Supreme Court's 1971 decision in "Serrano v. Priest." Assesses the impact and evolution of state funding litigation; discusses the subsequent erosion of local control; describes potential future funding litigation involving rural schools, local sales taxes, and urban schools.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts
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Kramer, Liz – Journal of Law & Education, 2002
Examines effectiveness of court challenges to education-finance systems in achieving need-driven educational equity, focusing on California, Kentucky, and Texas. Provides overview of education-finance litigation and goals of finance reform. Describes funding system in each state both pre- and post-litigation; uses statistical measures to discuss…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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