The Equity of School Finance Systems Over Time: The Value Judgments Inherent in Evaluation

Robert Berne, Leanna Stiefel

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Abstract

Numerous value judgments are embedded in the standards utilized to evaluate whether a school finance system has become more or less equitable over time. A four-component framework is proposed to high light these value judgments in equity standards. Data from twenty states are analyzed to demonstrate that alternative value judgments affect the measurement of a state's movement toward or away from equity. Implications for policymakers and administrators are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-34
Number of pages21
JournalEducational Administration Quarterly
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Administration

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