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School funding more efficient in other states

  • 10-12-2010
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By Scott Martindale/Orange County Register

Compared with California's school finance system, other states tend to take a simpler, less restrictive approach to earmarking education dollars for specific uses, delivering the funds more efficiently and keeping political posturing at bay, experts say. While the California Department of Education administers some 68 categorical programs for such specific needs as student nutrition, school safety and technology upgrades, most other states have far fewer categorical programs – as few as two or three, or none at all, according to a recent national survey of categorical programs by the Bethesda, Md.-based Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. (more…)

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