Fiscal Aspects of Public Education: VII. Causes of Variability
by Edward C. Elliott - 1905
There remains yet the open and legitimate question regarding the probable causes of the wide degree of variability exhibited by the percentile expenditures, for the various items enumerated. It is a veriest of commonplaces to repeat that cities, like individuals, would be expected to vary greatly in the amount and character of their expenditures. These variations have always been accepted as a concomitant fact of the differing needs and personalities of cities. In the following analysis an effort has been made to indicate and bring together some of those causes which may act as possible influences in the production of variable expenditures — influences, too, which cannot be neglected in any consideration of public education in cities.
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