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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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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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Bundt, Julie; Leland, Suzanne – Journal of Education Finance, 2001
Reviews history of incremental improvements in Iowa's school finance system. Using standards of taxpayer and student equity, reexamines the finance system and test effects of recent reforms. Discusses how Iowa and other legislative-initiated reform states fit into the overall pattern of school finance reform. (Authors/PKP)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education, State Legislation
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Goldhaber, Dan; Callahan, Karen – Journal of Education Finance, 2001
Examines state- and district-level spending patterns in Tennessee to assess the extent to which the Basic Education Program (BEP) funding formula has affected spending in the state and spending in districts with varying characteristics, for example, poverty status of students, school district size. Suggests that BEP led to greater education…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Funding Formulas
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Reschovsky, Andrew; Imazeki, Jennifer – Journal of Education Finance, 2001
Argues that state school-finance reform efforts are focused on equalizing property-tax bases and per-pupil expenditures rather than on improving student performance to meet educational adequacy standards. Uses data from Wisconsin and Texas to measure cost differences, frequently substantial, among school districts. Demonstrates use of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education