Are efficiency and equity extreme trade-offs or compatible values? A longitudinal study in Minnesota

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Abstract

This paper examines the compatibility of efficiency and equity in K-12 education because they are critical values in school finance. To do this, this study relies on districts and state-level NCES data of Minnesota for 10 years (2001–2011). This study measures relative annual efficiency by estimating the relationship between multiple inputs and outputs utilizing data envelopment analysis. In addition, equity is measured by analyzing the distribution of educational resources per district using Theil’s T statistics. Copyright © 2014 28th annual UCEA Convention.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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Jang, S. T. (2014, November). Are efficiency and equity extreme trade-offs or compatible values? A longitudinal study in Minnesota. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration: Righting Civil Wrongs: Education for Racial Justice & Human Rights, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, USA.