Newton Edwards and Herman G. Richey, Extent of Equalization Secured Through State School Funds (1938)

This 1938 U.S. Government study focuses on education funding in America and its wide variances across the country.

At the time of the publication of this study, there were few federal aid programs beyond vocational education aid and ad hoc New Deal programs. This one of many ACE reports on education. General aid for education to lift per pupil spending to an adequate threshold became a major subject of congressional debate in the 1940s and 1950s.

A digitized copy of this study, which can be found at