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Measuring Equity at the School Level: The Finance Perspective

Measuring Equity at the School Level: The Finance Perspective
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 16 (4): 405-421.

Berne, Robert and Leanna Stiefel
01/01/1994

This article explores conceptual, methodological, and empirical issues in resource allocation at the intradistrict and school levels. With increased attention focused on policies and data related to resources within districts, it is important that analytical problems and potential solutions be debated by researchers. The article develops ways that equity concepts can apply at the school level, identifies a series of methodological issues, and includes an empirical analysis of vertical equity at the intradistrict and school levels in New York City.

An End to the War on Waste

An End to the War on Waste
Brookings Review; Spring93, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p48.

Light, P.C.
01/01/1993

Recommends how the Offices of Inspector General (OIG) can end the war of attribution in which they mop up the fraud, waste and abuse in government offices. OIGs prospering in the eighties; Attacking the enemy at the source; Starting with a modern financial management system.

Cutback Budgeting: The Long-Term Consequences

Cutback Budgeting: The Long-Term Consequences
Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, Fall 93, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p664-684, 21p

Berne, R. & Stiefel, L.
01/01/1993

Analyzes whether short-term cutbacks made during a fiscal crisis become permanent once fiscal conditions improve. Economic and fiscal history of New York City from the 1970s through the 1980s; Framework for studying the long-term effects of budgetary cutbacks; Methodology for studying the long-term effects of 1976 and 1977 budgetary cutbacks; Effects on dollars, services, teacher characteristics and capital constructions.

Social Science Research and School Finance Policy

Social Science Research and School Finance Policy
American Behavioral Scientist, Nov/Dec 1979, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p207, 30p.

Berne, R. & Stiefel, L.
11/01/1979

Investigates the impact of social science research on school finance policy in the U.S. Formulation of social science research to public policy; Perspectives in evaluating the policy impact of social science research; Strengths of the perspectives.

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