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A False Dilemma: Should Decisions About Education Resource Use Be Made at the State or Local Level?

BY Laura Anderson
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Thomas B. Timar and Marguerite Roza

Published in May 2010 by American Journal of Education

As states have assumed a greater role in financing education and the assumption of local control has been replaced by systems of state control. This shift in authority raises several critical questions. In this paper, the authors suggest that the question should be “What obstacles prevent better connections between real dollars and valuable resources for students?”

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