State Policies that Pay: A Survey of School Finance Policies and Outcomes
Amy M. Hightower, Hajime Mitani, and Christopher B. Swanson
Editorial Projects in Education Research Center
May 2010


Abstract:

This special report from the EPE Research Center assesses the state of education finance policy for America’s schools. Based on the center’s original survey and data analysis, State Policies That Pay offers a unique perspective on state efforts to generate and distribute funding to their schools and school districts in several key areas: school funding formulas, targeted funding strategies, revenue sources and restrictions, financial equity and spending patterns, accountability for spending, and school finance challenges.


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