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Spending More on the Poor? A Comprehensive Summary of State-Specific Responses to School Finance Reforms from 1990–2014

Sixty-seven school finance reforms (SFRs) in 26 states have taken place since 1990; however, there is little empirical evidence on the heterogeneity of SFR effects. We provide a comprehensive description of how individual reforms affected resource allocation to low- and high-income districts within states, including both financial and non-financial outcomes. After summarizing the heterogeneity of individual SFR impacts, we then examine its correlates, identifying both policy and legislative/political factors. Taken together, this research aims to provide a rich description of variation in states’ responses to SFRs, as well as explanation of this heterogeneity as it relates to contextual factors.

Keywords
School Finance, Synthetic Controls
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Document Object Identifier (DOI)
10.26300/5s1v-yr69

EdWorkingPaper suggested citation:

Shores, Kenneth A., Christopher A. Candelaria, and Sarah E. Kabourek. (). Spending More on the Poor? A Comprehensive Summary of State-Specific Responses to School Finance Reforms from 1990–2014. (EdWorkingPaper: -52). Retrieved from Annenberg Institute at Brown University: https://doi.org/10.26300/5s1v-yr69

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