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Victor A. Montemurro
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St. John's University School of Education
EDU 5741: Economics and Financing of Education
Professor Jonathan T. Hughes, Ph.D.
SJU Graduate Bulletin 2000-2002
A study of public school financing at the
local, state, and national levels of government within the context of the
current fiscal constraints in educational support. Considers taxation theory
and practice. state and federal aid concepts and formulae. Analyzes trends
in sources and methods of school financing in light of recent court
decisions, national studies and reports that are seeking to effect equal
education opportunity through reform in the financing of education.
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The current school reform
movement seeks systemic change through standards-based curricula and
assessments. High expectations of both teachers and students require adequate
funding sufficient to meet high standards. “However, the means of implementing
and financing these systemic reforms in all schools and states remain to be
determined” (King, Swanson, Sweetland, 2003, p.vi).
Professor Hughes' multimedia lecture:
Financing Public Schools (PDF).
Terms and definitions from school
Data abbreviations defined.
State achievement and finance data
Notes based on Professor Hughes' lecture
Suffolk County school districts
African-American and Caucasian demographics according to the SCOPE Almanac.
The following matrix was provided by Professor Hughes as a way to how to
understand data and analyze data for discovery, comparison, and synthesis.
Univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis is aligned with appropriate
methods, conclusions and software that may be used for presentation. Cohort two
members were required to utilize all methods of presentation in the final
King, R.A., Swanson, A.D., & Sweetland, S.R. (2003).
School finance: Achieving high standards with equity and efficiency.
(3rd.ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
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