Principles for public school finance are outlined with respect to an equitable allocation of educational resources by the state. The argument is advanced that equal dollars per pupil is a practical, reasonable, acceptable and attainable initial basis for school financing. Objections to the equal dollars scheme are considered, leading to an analysis which suggests that the appropriate policy choice for school finance reformers is enactment of full state financing of education.
What is a “Just” System for Financing Schools: An Evaluation of Alternative Reforms,
38 Law and Contemporary Problems
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