Apr 16, 2007
This working paper presents the results of one of four state case studies conducted under the auspices of the School Finance Redesign Project (SFRP) at the University of Washington. SFRP encompasses research, development, and communications activities that examine how K-12 finance can be redesigned to better support student performance. It addresses the question, “How can we help schools achieve the higher levels of student performance that state and national education standards now demand?” The case studies aimed at identifying the formal rules and conditioning influences that described these systems and exploring if and how the systems were changing in response to heightened performance pressures.
Approach and Methods
Education Reform in North Carolina: A Brief History
The State Role in School Finance
State Context for Current Policy Making
District- and School-Level Perspectives on the School Finance System
State-Level Perspectives on the School Finance System