The Great Recession, starting around 2008, caused financial turmoil in America. Families and communities faced financial change and hardship. Funding for schools was negatively impacted by the downward turn in property values because the taxation of which was a major source of income for schools. This study investigated the relationship that changing school finances had with student achievement. Quantitative financial data and student achievement data were collected over four school years in Missouri and measured for strength of relationship. Findings from the analysis found no relationship between changing school finances and student achievement. Reduced funding negatively impacted schools, however, that did not translate directly to reduced student achievement.
|Commitee:||SPARKMAN, DANA, TYLER, STACY|
|Department:||School of Education|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education finance, Education|
|Keywords:||Education, Finance, Great recession, Missouri, Student achievement|
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