Volume 12, Issue 3
November 11, 2015
This report highlights the trends in the funding and spending of Arkansas public schools which is an update to an earlier report conducted in 2008.
Volume 9, Issue 5
November 14, 2012
This report highlights the actions taken by the state to provide adequate and equitable funding for school facilities in the wake of the Lake View school funding court case.
Volume 9, Issue 4
September 13, 2012
This report highlights the actions taken by the state to provide adequate and equitable funding in the wake of the Lake View school funding court case.
Volume 5, Issue 1
April 15, 2008
In this report, we assess the extent to which Arkansas has improved the adequacy and equity of the state’s school funding system since the landmark Lake View court case. The data presented in this report indicate that the changes to Arkansas’ funding formula, which resulted in significant funding increases, dramatically enhanced the resource adequacy of the public school system.
Volume 3, Issue 2
June 1, 2006
Nearly a quarter of Arkansas’ public schools failed to make adequate yearly progress in 2004-05 under the NCLB legislation and were therefore classified as being in “school improvement” status for the 2005-06 school year. OEP analyzed data for all Arkansas schools on the list of needing improvement, as compared to all schools that did make AYP during.
Volume 2, Issue 2
April 1, 2005
In the Lake View v Huckabee school funding lawsuit, the Arkansas Supreme Court found the state’s school funding system unconstitutional because it did not provide an “adequate and equitable” education to all students. In light of the court’s ruling, this paper addresses the adequacy of the Arkansas system by examining levels of expenditure, teacher salary levels, and school performance.