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State and Local Finance: Education Finance Archive

Education Finance Archive

CFE v. State of New York: What the Litigation Means for New York City, New York State, and the Nation

A Public Policy Forum with Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director, The Campaign for Educational Equity. November 20, 2006

SFN # 4.5: K-12 Education Still Growing Strongly

According to recently released 2002 data, state and local governments increased current spending on elementary and secondary education by 39 percent between 1997 and 2002 — a period before the state fiscal crisis hit. Even after adjusting for inflation and growth in pupil enrollment, spending grew by nearly 17 percent.
Donald J. Boyd, June 2004

Challenges for Financing Public Higher Education

Diminishing support from state governments has triggered significant increases in tuition and fees at public institutions. Meanwhile, many studies predict that the number of high school graduates will continue to increase. These and other problems bring into question the state governments’ ability to finance public institutions as less expensive alternatives to private higher education.
Nicholas Jenny and Emrah Arbak, March 2004

The State Fiscal Crisis and Higher Education

Provides both short- and mid-term outlooks and concludes that several years of hard choices are ahead.
Donald J. Boyd, presented at The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, October 20, 2002

K-12 Education Spending Up an Inflation-Adjusted 15 Percent Over the Last Decade

Expenditures per pupil on public primary and secondary education increased by nearly 15 percent from the 1991-92 school year to the current 2001-02 school year, adjusting for inflation.
Nicholas W. Jenny, May 2002

Long Rise in Education Spending Slows as Economy Weakens

Throughout the twentieth century, states and local school districts increased spending on elementary and secondary education dramatically.
Donald J. Boyd, March 2002

High Spending on K-12 Education: How Does New York Differ From Other States?

This report examines the components of education spending in New York and other states to assess the substantial difference in expenditures. It does not attempt to address the much more ambitious question of why New York spends more than most states. Understanding how spending in New York differs from that in other states is crucial to addressing more ambitious questions.
Hamp Lankford and Jim Wyckoff, November 1999