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It's free, so; Looking Back, Moving Ahead: A Decade of School-FinanceReform, by James A. Kelly. Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017. (Free)

Although this is primarily a report on the Ford Foundation's efforts at school-finance reform, it has some essential general information on the subject which every citizen might well want to read and study.

It's a pamphlet -- a reprint of a speech Mr. Kelly, an expert in school finance, gave last year.

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We've still got a long way to go, he reminds us, to provide equality of financial effort for rich and poor children across the depth and breadth of the United States.

But we've also gone a long way forward, and this pamphlet hel ps us understand how and why.