All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects

Year of Award



Doctor of Education (EdD)


College of Education & Allied Health

Degree Program

Collaborative High Impact Instruction


Education and Special Education

First Advisor

Jamie Doronkin

Second Advisor

Joanne Fish

Third Advisor

Jennifer Moore

Fourth Advisor

Stephanie E. Berry


Education, Funding Source, High School, Equity


The problem addressed by this study is that the investment in fine arts programs in public high schools is not clearly understood or represented in current research and literature. Determining if the investment is related to funding resources, equity issues, or other issues revealed important information about how public high schools invest in their fine arts programs and could help future administrators or researchers more clearly understand how fine arts programs in public high schools are valued. This summary determined that funding equity is an area of concern in school programs that affects many organizations including arts education. The findings of the research suggest that a focus on funding equity and policies being enacted will be a start to making funds available for all school programs. Accountability begins with state education departments to our school boards. Collaboration with all stakeholders render solutions that can be maintained when it comes to funding and school fine arts programs.

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

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