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Restructuring California's School Finance System

Adam Summers
January 25, 2004, 9:55am

California should simplify and equalize per-pupil student funding by offering one simple base revenue stream that includes the money allocated for categorical programs and the current revenue limits and distributes the funding through a weighted student formula. This approach would increase per-pupil spending at the school level, reduce central office and administrative spending, and offer a truly equalized per-pupil spending formula. Full text

Adam Summers is Senior Policy Analyst


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