A Proposed Scheme for Federal Support for Education.

by James E. Bruno


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This paper develops a linear programming model for calculating the amount of federal funds for education to be distributed to each state. Federal aid to education will probably expand into a general program of grants to support equalization of educational opportunity among the states. The proposed model is a step toward rational and systematic resource allocation. It takes into account the political, economic, and social constraints affecting federal resources and federal-state relationships and includes a correction factor which adjusts a state's educational expenditure to its fiscal ability. The prototype model may be made more complex as application in an actual situation reveals additional constraints and factors. 29 pp. Ref.

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