Finance: Without Which There Is No Special Education

Thomas, Marie Angele
March 1973
Exceptional Children;Mar1973, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p475
Academic Journal
The article reviews several legislation addressing the funding of special education in the U.S. Its main purpose is to review approaches of funding for special education, the limitations of these methods and the responsibilities involved. The author argues that a dilemma has existed, namely adequacy and equity. Funds are insufficient and are distributed unequally, according to sentiments from court actions. She reviews the state's fiscal support procedure according to: 1) unit financing 2) weighted formula system 3) percentage reimbursement 4) personnel reimbursement 5) straight sum reimbursement and 6) excess cost formula.


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