Evaluating state funding for gifted education programs

Bruce D. Baker, Jay McIntire

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As a follow-up to a previous article in which Baker and Friedman-Nimz (2002a) recommended that gifted education advocates should focus on improving state funding of gifted education, this article provides an overview of state school finance policies for gifted education and frameworks for evaluating those policies. The frameworks are then applied for evaluating state school finance policies as of 1998-99 and state aid allocated to local districts for gifted education in 2000. In that year, only Florida provided both sufficient and equitable support for gifted education, assuming general education conditions to be adequate as well as equitable in that state. Gifted education funding in Virginia, while less adequate than supplemental funding in Florida, continues to be a model of equitable distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalRoeper Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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