An Examination of Budgetary Inefficiency in Education Using Data Envelopment Analysis

“The lack of any consistently strong and systematic relationship between educational spending and performance outcomes is disturbing.”

“Larger educational budgets, greater administrative overhead and increased reliance on local property taxes will not on average result in improved performance in economically inefficient districts.”

Peter Chalos

Financial Accountability & Management, v13, #1, February 1997, 0267-4424