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Instructional Investment or Administrative Blot: The Role of Charter System Conversion on District-Level Resource Allocations
Journal of School Choice (2017)
  • Dennis A Kramer, II, University of Florida
  • Megan L Lane, University of Florida
  • Melvin Tanner, University of Florida
Abstract
Despite the growing call for local autonomy and flexibility, few scholars have examined the role of school district–level flexibility on resource allocation and staffing patterns. Leveraging the charter system law within the State of Georgia, we utilize a generalized difference-in-differences approach to estimate the impact of flexibility of system-level expenditures and staffing changes. We find evidence of increases in central office spending and staffing post-conversion to a charter system. In addition, we find evidence that local support is replaced by the state-funded supplemental funding.
Keywords
  • Charter Systems,
  • School Staffing,
  • Local Revenues,
  • New Public Management
Disciplines
Publication Date
2017
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15582159.2016.1257894
Citation Information
Dennis A Kramer, Megan L Lane and Melvin Tanner. "Instructional Investment or Administrative Blot: The Role of Charter System Conversion on District-Level Resource Allocations" Journal of School Choice Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2017) p. 298 - 325
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dkramerii/1/