9781851095353

Educational Adequacy and the Courts

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    9781851095353

  • ISBN10:

    1851095357

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-04-01
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

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Summary

The first work of its kind to present a comprehensive survey of landmark court decisions on educational adequacy and equity claims and their impact on public school reform.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface xi
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
Chapter One: Introduction 1(34)
Education and the Democratic Ideal
1(1)
Disparate Outcomes in Educational Achievement and Attainment
2(2)
Accounting for Continuing Disparities in Educational Attainment
4(1)
Responding to the Evidence of Unequal Educational Outcomes
5(18)
Federal Response
6(10)
State Reform Efforts
16(7)
From Equity to Adequacy: School Finance Cases
23(3)
Role of the Courts
26(3)
Conclusion
29(1)
References
30(5)
Chapter Two: Educational Adequacy 35(34)
Intrinsic Equality
35(1)
Educational Inputs
36(8)
Fiscal or Wealth Neutrality
39(1)
Horizontal and Vertical Equity
40(4)
Educational Outputs/Adequacy Constitutional Claims and States' Education Clauses
44(3)
Specifying Educational Quality
46(1)
Goal, Content, Purpose, and Duty
46(1)
Classification Schema of Educational Clauses
47(1)
Defining Educational Adequacy
47(12)
The Courts and Educational Adequacy
52(5)
Adequacy as a Socially Constructed Concept
57(2)
Adequacy and Current Reform Trends
59(4)
Funding Adequacy
63(1)
Conclusion
64(1)
References
64(5)
Chapter Three: Chronology 69(10)
Chapter Four: Legislative Formulations of Remedies 79(48)
Separation of Power Doctrine
81(1)
Political Question Doctrine
82(2)
Majoritarian Accountability
84(1)
Legislative Process
85(1)
State Legislative Response
86(36)
Alabama
86(7)
Kentucky
93(7)
New Jersey
100(9)
Ohio
109(6)
Texas
115(7)
Institutional Reform: The Effects of Politics, Judicial Duress, and Social Justice
122(1)
References
123(4)
Chapter Five: Role of State Education Departments 127(46)
Historical Perspective on State Educational Systems
129(1)
Establishment of State Education Departments
129(4)
New York State Department of Education: An Illustrative Case
130(1)
Effects of National Education Initiatives on State Education Departments during the 1950's and 1960's
131(2)
States' Education Governance Structures
133(7)
Influences on State School Boards and Education Agencies
140(2)
Systemic Reform and a New Paradigm for State Educational Agencies
142(2)
Capacity Building and State Departments of Education
144(10)
Continuing Issues with State Education Departments' Capacities
149(2)
State Education Departments' Responsibilities under NCLB
151(3)
Policy Instrument Choices of State Education Departments
154(14)
Regulations
156(2)
Incentives
158(1)
Incentive Systems that Operate within Existing Schools
159(5)
Incentive Systems that Operate outside Existing Schools
164(1)
Information and Technical Support
165(1)
Administrative and Organizational Reform
166(1)
Direct Government Supply
167(1)
Conclusion
168(1)
References
169(4)
Chapter Six: Impact on Schools 173(16)
Preschool and Early Childhood Education
174(1)
Primary Education
175(1)
Class Size
176(1)
Comprehensive School Reform
177(2)
Decentralization
179(1)
Accountability
180(2)
Supplemental Services
182(1)
Facilities Improvement
182(3)
Conclusion
185(1)
References
186(3)
Chapter Seven: Organizations, Associations, and Governmental Agencies 189(10)
Chapter Eight: Print and Nonprint Resources 199(10)
Governmental Publications
199(1)
Private and Public Think-Tank Publications
200(3)
Books and Journals
203(2)
Websites
205(4)
Court Cases 209(2)
Glossary 211(2)
Index 213(12)
About the Author 225

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