A False Dilemma: Should decisions about education resource use be made at the state or local level?

Thomas B. Timar and Marguerite Roza

May 2010

As states have assumed a greater role in financing education and the assumption of local control has been replaced by systems of state control.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 published by the American Journal of Education the authors, Thomas B. Timar and Marguerite Roza, suggest that the question should be “What obstacles prevent better connections between real dollars and valuable resources for students?”