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ERIC Number: EJ888982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
A 50-State Strategy to Achieve School Finance Adequacy
Odden, Allan R.; Picus, Lawrence O.; Goetz, Michael E.
Educational Policy, v24 n4 p628-654 Jul 2010
This article estimates the costs of school finance adequacy in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. by applying the recommendations from an evidence-based model to the student characteristics of each individual state. Using two different prices, (a) the national average teacher salaries adjusted by a comparable wage index and (b) individual state teacher salaries, the authors estimate per pupil costs of adequacy. Results suggest that in 30 states additional resources are needed to reach the funding level for the evidence-based model. The findings do not make adjustments for diseconomies resulting from large numbers of small schools or districts or other state preferences for educational services that could lead to individual state variations from the authors' findings. (Contains 9 notes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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