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Challenges in Redistributing Resources across Local School Districts
To Educate a Nation: Federal and National Strategies of School Reform (2007)
  • Nora Gordon
Abstract
Both control and financing of elementary and secondary education in the United States historically have been the domain of local governments. Correspondingly, education funding levels, services, and outcomes vary widely across school districts, both across and within states. This chapter focuses on federal and state efforts to change the level and distribution of local educational expenditures through intergovernmental grants to local school districts. Federal and state government affect local education services through regulation as well as through financing; other chapters in this volume detail the nature and effects of regulatory efforts such the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (Clarke) and state laws on accountability (McDermott).
Keywords
  • intergovernmental grants; redistribution; flypaper effect; school finance; Title I
Publication Date
2007
Editor
Carl Kaestle and Alyssa Lodewick
Publisher
University Press of Kansas
Citation Information
Nora Gordon. "Challenges in Redistributing Resources across Local School Districts" Lawrence, KSTo Educate a Nation: Federal and National Strategies of School Reform (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nora_gordon/1/