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Title:
Impact aid and the education of military children
Author:
Buddin, Richard J., 1951-
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Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxii, 103 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"MR-1272"--P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1480 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780833029645
Format :
Book

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Summary

Children of military parents in the United States generally attend public school and have a portion of their education expenses paid for by the federal government through the Department of Education's Impact Aid program. Impact Aid provides $900 million a year to approximately 1,400 local education agencies, which enroll 1.2 million eligible children, 36 percent of whom are military children. RAND studied this program, emphasizing the implications for military children. The authors contend that the funding formula is flawed because of inconsistent district boundary definitions, leading to wide variances in Impact Aid payments. However, military and civilian students generally have comparable educational opportunities. Military students are above average, but their migration rates are higher, which generate costs that DoD needs to evaluate.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. vii
Tablesp. ix
Summaryp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Glossaryp. xxi
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 Purposes, Formulas, and Historical Context of Impact Aidp. 5
Chapter 3 Patterns of Military-Related Impact Aid Spendingp. 21
Chapter 4 Comparisons of Military-Related and Civilian School Districtsp. 59
Chapter 5 Extra Costs of Educating Military Childrenp. 83
Chapter 6 Conclusionsp. 97
Bibliographyp. 99