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When School Finance 'Reform' May Not Be Good Policy

Author/s: 
Eric A. Hanushek
Published Date: 
Summer 1991
Publication: 
Harvard Journal on Legislation
Details: 
28(2)
Pages: 
pp. 423-456

For over two decades,courts and legislatures have been embroiled in debate and controversy over the way in which local public schools are financed. Interestingly, this has been an area where the state-level discussions has completely dominated policy deliberations. The federal government has never played an important role in either the general policy development or the actual financing of schools.