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Journal of Education Finance, 2015
Presenters at the State of the States Roundtable session at the 2014 National Education Finance Conference in Louisville were invited to submit their papers for publication. These papers address the following topics: (1) State issues affecting P-12 and/or higher education funding; (2) Funding priorities/trends for P-12 and/or higher education; (3)…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Journal of Education Finance, 2014
Presenters at the State of the States Roundtable session at the 2014 National Education Finance Conference in Louisville were invited to submit their papers for publication. These papers address the following topics: (1) State issues affecting P-12 and/or higher education funding; (2) Funding priorities/trends for P-12 and/or higher education; (3)…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Sutton, Lenford C.; King, Richard A. – Journal of Education Finance, 2011
Legal scrutiny of school voucher policies initially focused on the establishment clause concerning with allocating public dollars to schools sponsored by religious organizations. In recent years, advocates asserted that the exclusion of faith-based organizations from voucher plans that permit expenditures in secular private organizations violates…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Finance, Religious Organizations, Educational Change
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McCarthy, Martha M. – Journal of Education Finance, 1981
Considers the implications for school boards and school officials of recent litigation under Section 1983 of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1871. Reviews the issues of official status under the law, immunity to suits, good faith defences, and liability for damages. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
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Crampton, Faith E.; Thompson, David C. – Journal of Education Finance, 2011
The reform of education funding systems to achieve greater equity and adequacy is an ongoing struggle in many states. Because funding of public elementary and secondary education is constitutionally a state responsibility, the struggle plays out largely in state legislatures. At the same time, education finance reform does not take place in a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation
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Crampton, Faith E. – Journal of Education Finance, 2007
This article presents a cross-section, 50-state analysis of school finance legislation from the 2000 session and a seven-year trend analysis, dating back to 1994. The framework for analysis was grounded in the theory of intergovernmental grants. Although the 2000 legislative session was an active one, the total number of bills passed represented a…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Trend Analysis, Federal Legislation
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Vesely, Randall S.; Crampton, Faith E.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Sapp, Marty – Journal of Education Finance, 2008
This study analyzed the degree to which state education funding systems supported social justice for the 1998-99 school year, where social justice was operationalized using the theory of vertical equity and research-based factors that placed students at risk of academic failure. The results of the study combined content analysis and statistical…
Descriptors: State Aid, Role, Social Justice, Content Analysis
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Vesely, Randall S.; Crampton, Faith E. – Journal of Education Finance, 2004
American society has long realized the importance of education as a tool for social and economic mobility and therefore has supported free public education with taxpayer dollars. Understanding that every child is entitled to an education appropriate to his or her needs, to varying extents state legislatures have recognized the importance of…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Family Characteristics, Academic Failure, Risk
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Crampton, Faith E. – Journal of Education Finance, 2001
Reviews 1999 school finance legislation, analyzes 1994-99 state education finance activity, and discusses established and emergent trends in funding for school infrastructure, educational technology, charter schools, student achievement (class-size reduction, school-year extensions, reading instruction, and alternative placements), teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Charter Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Thompson, David C.; Crampton, Faith E. – Journal of Education Finance, 2002
Extensive review of the research literature on the impact of school finance litigation on finance reform. Classifies 200 studies reviewed into four groups: general literature, single-state studies, multi-state studies, and direct litigation-effect studies. Concludes that litigation contributed to higher levels of school funding. (Contains 113…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts
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Crampton, Faith E. – Journal of Education Finance, 1999
Reviews 1997 school finance legislation, comparing legislative activity levels from 1994 to 1997. In 1997, 32 states passed legislation pertaining to capital-outlay funding, tax bases, and taxation for education funding. Half passed legislation for state aid, technology, special-purpose education, budgeting/fiscal management, and school personnel…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform
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Crampton, Faith E. – Journal of Education Finance, 1990
Examines adequacy and stability concepts found in education finance reports and Oregon reform efforts and legislation, highlighting funding for safety net districts. The concept in the governor's commission report are largely undefined, making operationalism and measurement difficult. A centralized, comprehensive database would aid future research…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Crampton, Faith E.; Thompson, David C.; Hagey, Janis M. – Journal of Education Finance, 2001
Results of state-by-state study of unmet school infrastructure needs using multiple data sources. Found that aggregate unmet infrastructure needs of $266.1 billion were significantly larger than found in earlier studies and varied substantially among states. Suggests different short- and long-term funding strategies to address problem. Includes…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Financial Policy
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Adams, Charles F., Jr.; Crampton, Faith E. – Journal of Education Finance, 1983
With reference to the case of Ohio, this paper considers whether various types of state grants affect school districts by increasing total spending or by providing tax relief. Regression equations are used to estimate the effects of categorical and general purpose assistance on local tax revenue and on outlays for teacher salaries. (MJL)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Categorical Aid, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance