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Paperback, 111 pages
Monograph No. 75
Each state legislature has created a system of state and local monies for the financing of public elementary and secondary education that has evolved over a lengthy period of time. The financing of public education has a long history involving the tension within society in terms of education finance methodology and adjudicating these methodologies relative to various equity agendas, including perceived wrongs in society. This book examines this history and reviews several strategies currently in place in constitutuional challenges to funding public education.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Education Finance
Chapter 2: Equal Educational Opportunities and Public Education
Chapter 3: Revenues and Equity
Chapter 4: Education Finance Distribution Formulas
Chapter 5: Measuring Education Finance Equity
Chapter 6: Basis for Education Finance Challenges
Chapter 7: Education Finance Litigation: Equity and Adequacy
Chapter 8: Present Strategies and Lawsuits
Chapter 9: Future Education Finance Issues
Appendix Table of Cases