John Yinger (Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University). Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity. 01/2004.
ABSTRACT: This book provides an overview of the research on state aid to education and a detailed look at state aid reform in five key states: Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, and Vermont. The state aid reform efforts in these states are particularly ambitious, and they illustrate the range of recent reform strategies.This chapter provides some background information regarding the debate about state aid, introduces the key themes that arise in discussions of state aid reform, and presents a guide to the examination of these themes in later chapters.