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Document Number: 1516

Making Money Matter: Financing America’s Schools - The National Research Council gathered together experts on all facets of education to deal with some of the major issues in education finance today. The chapter devoted to special education financing contains some of the most up-to-date information and statistics. Although the paper’s conclusions do not touch on special education financing directly, they do address it indirectly. The final conclusions are: reduce funding inequities and inadequacies; invest more resources (either new or reallocated from other uses) in developing capacity; alter incentives to make performance count (within the existing governance structure); and empower schools and parents to make decisions about the use of public funds. (National Research Council, 1999)...


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