Title I programs provide extra funding for disadvantaged students by the federal government under the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act and reauthorized under the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Title I continues to be the largest funded component of NCLB. I discuss the NCLB stated goal of closing the achievement gap between poor and minority students and their more advantaged peers. Given the modest level of Title I funding in terms of need, local school districts are only able to provide Title I services to those schools that enroll the highest percentages of disadvantaged students, leaving many disadvantaged students without Title I compensatory services. NCLB calls for funding equity between Title I and non-Title I schools, but this goal is rarely achieved. I also discuss the history of funding under ESEA of 1965 and the 2001 NCLB Act.
Lyons, J.E. (2006), "Fiscal Equity Under Title I and Non-Title I Schools in Local School Districts", Brown, F. and Hunter, R.C. (Ed.) No Child Left Behind and other Federal Programs for Urban School Districts (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-3660(06)09001-9Download as .RIS
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