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Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for twelve Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile, and Mexico have the highest household spending in education and Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay have the lowest. Tertiary education is the most important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Heads of Households, Expenditures
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Ladd, Helen F. – Education Finance and Policy, 2010
The United States is an outlier with respect to its heavy emphasis on student test scores for the purposes of school accountability. Many other countries instead use school inspection systems that pay more attention to a school's internal processes and practices. This policy note focuses on the school inspection systems of New Zealand and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Effectiveness, Accountability
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Cornwell, Christopher; Mustard, David B. – Education Finance and Policy, 2007
Since the early 1990s, state governments have distributed billions of dollars in financial aid through merit-based college scholarships, most of which have no means tests. The model for most of these programs is Georgia's Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) scholarship. Given the high correlation between precollege academic achievement…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Family Income, Motor Vehicles, Counties
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Brewer, Dominic J.; Stern, Stefanie; Ahn, June – Education Finance and Policy, 2007
Several national and international assessments have demonstrated that there has been little improvement in the performance of American high school students in recent decades. High school students are increasingly underprepared for transition into college-level course-work. One new approach to high school redesign, "early college," seeks…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Models, Dual Enrollment
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Duncombe, William; Yinger, John – Education Finance and Policy, 2007
Consolidation has dramatically reduced the number of school districts in the United States. Using data from rural school districts in New York, this article provides the first direct estimation of consolidation's cost impacts. We find economies of size in operating spending: all else equal, doubling enrollment cuts operating costs per pupil by…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Finance, School Districts, Costs