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School Finance : Achieving High Standards with Equity and Efficiency

School Finance : Achieving High Standards with Equity and Efficiency - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205354986

Cover of School Finance : Achieving High Standards with Equity and Efficiency 3RD 03 (ISBN 978-0205354986)
ISBN13: 978-0205354986
ISBN10: 020535498X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

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School Finance : Achieving High Standards with Equity and Efficiency - 3RD 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205354986

Austin D. Swanson, Richard A. King and Scott R. Sweetland

ISBN13: 978-0205354986
ISBN10: 020535498X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This text examines both the specifics of school finance policy and the impact of evolving economic and political forces on school finance.

School Finance: Achieving High Standards with Equity and Efficiency explores traditional economic and political models and contemporary issues within the current social, political, and economic context. It enables students to see the political and judicial forces at work in shaping school finance policy. It also provides students with tools drawn from economics to analyze the impacts of those policies in terms of equity, adequacy, efficiency, and liberty.

Readers examine the financial implications of systemic reform, including centralized goal setting and accountability via standards, curricula, and testing; decentralized reforms via school-site decision making; and family choice of schooling through charter schools and vouchers for low-income families.

Author Bio

King, Richard A. : University of Northern Colorado


Swanson, Austin D. : University of Buffalo, State University of New York


Sweetland, Scott R. : Ohio State University

Table of Contents

I. ESTABLISHING A CONTEXT FOR STUDYING SCHOOL FINANCE POLICY.

1. Education Decision Making in a Mixed Economy.

2. Values, Structure, and Allocation of Power: Implications for School Finance Policy.

3. School Governance and Finance in the United States.

II. ACQUIRING RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS.

4. Principles of Taxation.

5. Revenue Sources for Federal and State Governments.

6. The Property Tax in Support of Schools.

7. Expanding School Resources: Through User Fees, Cash Flow Management, Capital Outlay, and Partnerships.

III. ALLOCATING STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS FOR SCHOOLS.

8. The Rationale for Intergovernmental Transfer Payments and Models for Distributing State Aid.

9. Adjusting State Aid for Differences in Need, Wealth, Costs, and Performance.

10. The Federal Role in School Finance.

IV. EVALUATING CURRENT SCHOOL FINANCE POLICIES.

11. Judicial Reviews of School Finance Policy within Evolving Standards of Equality, Efficiency, and Adequacy.

12. Using Equity and Fraternity Standards.

13. Using Efficiency, Adequacy, and Economic Growth Standards.

V. REFORMING THE GOVERNANCE, FINANCE, AND DELIVERY OF SCHOOLING.

14. School-Based Decision Making: Provider Sovereignty.

15. Family Choice of Schooling: Consumer Sovereignty.

16. Reforms to Improve Teacher Quality and Remuneration.

17. Integrating Educational Technology into Instructional Systems.

VI. CHARTING NEW DIRECTIONS IN SCHOOL FINANCE POLICY.

18. Implications of Educational Restructuring for School Finance Policy.