• Corpus ID: 54516849

The changing distribution of education finance, 1972 to 1997

  title={The changing distribution of education finance, 1972 to 1997},
  author={Sean P. Corcoran and William N. Evans and Jennifer W. Godwin and Sheila E. Murray and Robert M. Schwab},

The Waning Impact of School Finance Litigation on Inequality in Per Student Revenue during the Adequacy Era

abstract: Since 1989, most states have faced “adequacy” lawsuits that target state constitutions’ education clauses in aiming to boost funding provided to disadvantaged districts – which should

Lifting All Boats? Finance Litigation, Education Resources, and Student Needs in the Post-Rose Era

Rose v. Council for Better Education (1989) is often considered a transition point in education finance litigation, heralding an era of increasing concern for measurable adequacy of education across

A Distributional Difference-in-Difference Evaluation of the Response of School Expenditures to Reforms and Tax Limits

Prior work uses a parametric approach to study the distributional effects of school finance reform and finds evidence that reform yields greater equality of school expenditures by lowering spending

Racial Disparities in Education Finance: Going Beyond Equal Revenues

Inequity in American Schools: A New Perspective on the Distributional Effects of School Expenditures on Economic Well‐Being

This article explores how inequities in public K‐12 school spending impact the distribution of economic well‐being across American households with public school students in 1989 and 2000. Adapting

Fiscal Stress and the Allocation of Expenditure Responsibilities between State and Local Governments: An Exploratory Study

This article examines the intergovernmental dimension of state fiscal stress. Using data from 1980-2005 and covering 47 U.S. states, the study answers two questions. First, does fiscal stress

The impact of school finance litigation on resource distribution: a comparison of court‐mandated equity and adequacy reforms

While there is a wealth of research on school finance equity and adequacy, and school finance theory clearly documents differences between the two concepts, no study has examined whether the reforms

The Politics of Progressivity: Court-Ordered Reforms, Racial Difference, and School Finance Fairness

This article contributes to our understanding of American education politics by exploring when and why states redistribute K–12 education dollars to poorer schools. It does so by examining three

Bonus pay for teachers, spatial sorting, and student achievement

Court-Ordered Finance Reforms in the Adequacy Era: Heterogeneous Causal Effects and Sensitivity

We provide new evidence about the effect of court-ordered finance reforms that took place between 1989 and 2010 on per-pupil revenues and graduation rates. We account for heterogeneity in the treated



Where Has the Money Gone? An Analysis of School District Spending in New York

An important, but infrequently discussed, aspect of whether “money matters” concerns how school district expenditures have been allocated. New York state school districts spent $12 billion more on


Compared to the national average, California's public school spending per pupil fell by 23 percent from 1970 to 1990. We find that about half of the decline can be attributed to Serrano v. Priest,

Litigation, School Finance Reform, and Aggregate Educational Spending

In the past two decades, litigation in many U.S. stateshas triggered educational reform movements designed to reducethe inequalities in educational expenditures across school districts.This paper

Demographic Structure and the Political Economy of Public Education

This article examines the relationship between demographic structure and the level of government spending on K-12 education. Panel data for the states of the United States over the 1960-1990 period

The Case for a New Fiscal Constitution

For the first 140 years of U.S. history, the federal budget was effectively constrained by two fiscal rules: the formal limits within the Constitution on the enumerated spending powers and an

Tiebout Bias and the Demand for Local Public Schooling

Until recently, estimates of demand functions for public goods were obtained (either with aggregate or micro survey data) using single equation estimation techniques. However, demand estimates may be

Understanding the Twentieth-Century Growth in U.S. School Spending

Persistent increases in spending on elementary and secondary schools have gone virtually undocumented. Real expenditure per student increased 3½ percent per year over the period 1890-1990.

Education-Finance Reform and the Distribution of Education Resources

Between 1971 and 1996 opponents of local funding for public schools successfully challenged the constitutionality of school-finance systems in sixteen states. Using the variation across states in the