Allocation of Funds for Public Schools Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Allocation of Funds for Public Schools
Compares the Average Daily Membership method of allocating funding to schools to the Average Daily Attendance method.
# 72156 | 1,125 words | 3 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper looks at whether the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) or Average Daily Membership (ADM) provides a better way of allocating funding for schools. The paper also looks at provisions for funding of the No Child Left Behind Act, and how best to equalize funding resources.

From the Paper:

"The Ohio House budget called for a shift in the way students are counted because it believed that Average Daily Membership (ADM) counts phantom students and it preferred to count Average Daily Attendance( ADA). President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers testified before the Ohio Senate Education Committee that because a student is absent on a given day, the cost of the educating that student is not reduced at all. Students who have erratic attendance records actually cost more to educate he said..."

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