Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educational Foundations & Leadership
Educational leaders stretch pennies, often in futile attempts, to provide equitable educational opportunities for all students. An educated populous, or lack thereof, heavily impacts not only students, but also local, state, and national economies, job markets, and public safety. Knowing where to exert public school fiscal effort to reduce juvenile crime is an issue with implications that reach far beyond the field of education. By employing a quantitative approach and analyses examining slopes of fiscal effort for special education and juvenile adjudications, this study explores the relationship between the two factors. The research points out several connections between special education and the social and economic costs of juvenile crime. Findings support placing additional fiscal effort in special education and lower juvenile adjudication; subsequently, creating substantial savings and creating a paradigm shift in public school finance.
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Finley, Sarah E..
"Special Education Fiscal Effort and Juvenile Adjudication: A Financial Relationship Exploration"
(2023). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Educational Foundations & Leadership, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/jyb7-vd84