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The Formula Behind Maryland's K-12 Funding

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Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): Maryland Public Policy Institute; Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Author(s): Benjamin Scafidi

Funder(s): Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Funder(s): Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Topic: Education (Education financing, facilities, and equipment)

Keywords: Funding; Fiscal Study; Tax; School Choice

Type: Report

Coverage: Maryland

Abstract:

This report describes Maryland's current system of school finance, provides data describing large increases in funding for K-12 education that have occurred since the passage of the 2002 Bridge Act, and offers the recommendation to make Maryland's system of school finance more transparent to parents, educators, and other taxpayers.