Alabama

adequacy standard, 22, 23, 149, 175, 200

constitution, 169

context for reform, 157-158

legislative response, 200-201, 204

litigation, 22, 42, 149, 159, 167, 170, 175

politics of school finance reform, 157-160, 166, 167

property taxes, 159-160, 166

reforms, 73, 159-160, 200-201

spending, 163, 171

Alaska

cost of education, 229, 231, 245

litigation, 44, 212

reforms, 84

spending on education, 212

Analysis of school finance equity

alternative groups of special interest, 12

child perspectives, 10-11, 24

conceptual distinctions, 9-13

ex ante and ex post concepts, 12-13

inputs, 11-12, 24

methodology, 103-104

outcomes, 11-12

outputs, 11-12, 24

processes, 11-12

taxpayer perspectives, 10-11, 24

units of analysis, 11, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24

Arizona

legislative response, 204

litigation, 42, 175, 197

reforms, 73, 204

Arkansas

litigation, 42, 56, 69

reforms, 73

Assessment. See Student outcome assessments

Atlas Communities, 230

Audrey Cohen College System, 230

B

Barro index, 84-85

Benefit principle, 10

Block grants, 61-62, 237, 238, 246

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 250

C

California

definition of equality, 75, 144

impact of reforms, 49-50, 63, 74-75, 90-92, 93, 101, 186

litigation, 3, 8, 39, 42, 47, 48-50, 56, 69, 72, 74, 75, 81, 82, 91, 92, 93, 95, 143, 145, 169, 170, 183, 185, 212

private school enrollments, 92-93

Proposition13, 3, 49, 74, 75, 81, 94, 169, 170, 185-186

reforms, 49, 73, 146, 169

spending on education, 74-75, 81, 82, 93, 95, 101, 169, 170, 211, 212

student performance, 90-91

teacher salaries, 102

voluntary donations to local schools, 91-92

Cases. See Court cases

Categorical grants, 101, 104, 130, 234, 235, 236, 239-241

Center for Education Policy Analysis--New Jersey, 103

Chambers' Teachers' Cost Index, 84-85

Charter schools, 27, 153, 164

Child/student equity, 10, 11, 28

Christian Coalition, 158, 159

Civil Rights Act of 1964, 14, 177-178

Class size, 234, 238-241.

See also Teacher/pupil ratios

Coefficient of variation, 19, 76, 85, 110-111, 114

Colorado

cost of education, 212, 249

litigation, 45, 212

Concepts. See Equity concepts

Co-NECT, 230

Connecticut

litigation, 42, 67, 69, 212

reforms, 73, 80-81

spending on education, 80-81, 212

Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline (CMCD), 230

Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 103

Consumer Price Survey, 247

Contracting for services, 153

Core Knowledge Curriculum, 230

Cost functions, 21, 29

Cost indexes, education, 221

adjusted input prices, 270-271

Barro index, 84-85

calculation, 269-282

Chambers' Teachers' Cost Index, 29, 84-85

comparison of, 277-282



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