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Title:Equity and Excellence in Education: The Fiscal and Legal Implications
Author(s):Parker, Laurence John
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Finance
Education, Sociology of
Abstract:In the 1960s and 70s, many states and the federal government provided more money to public schooling. The federally funded programs like Title I injected much needed categorical aid to many school districts. Similarly, many states sought to revise their general aid formulas in an attempt to achieve equity. But in the late 1970s and early 80s, there was a general retreat from equity in school finance. Now, the excellence-in-education movement is arguing for higher academic standards for all students. The excellence movement has also asserted that excellence and equity can be achieved for all students. This dissertation will attempt to offer some preliminary results of the excellence-in-education movement on the equity interests of students who have faced discrimination in the schools in the past (e.g., blacks, non-English speaking children, and children who live in property-poor districts). Based on past history and these preliminary results, the excellence-in-education movement has started to have a deleterious effect on the equity interests of the groups of students who were previously discriminated against.
Issue Date:1987
Description:166 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8803165
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1987

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