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Financing Education in a Climate of Change

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10th
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9780205419142

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0205419143
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Allyn & Bacon
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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
1 The Economics of Education
1(30)
Economics and Social Progress
3(1)
Education: An Important Industry
4(4)
Resource Allocation to Education
8(7)
Education as Human Capital
15(3)
Creation of Wealth and Education
18(1)
Increasing Expenditures and the Economy
19(2)
Noneconomic Benefits of Education
21(1)
Education Produces External Benefits
21(2)
Cost-Quality Relationship in Education
23(4)
Summary
27(1)
Assignment Projects
27(1)
Selected Readings
28(1)
Endnotes
29(2)
2 Financing Education Adequately
31(30)
Education Deserves Higher Priority
36(2)
The Increasing Costs of Education
38(1)
People Want Better Education
39(2)
Demographic and Social Changes
41(7)
The Consequences of Not Educating People
48(7)
Education and Accountability
55(1)
Underinvestment Is Poor Economy
56(2)
Summary
58(1)
Assignment Projects
58(1)
Selected Readings
59(1)
Endnotes
59(2)
3 Financing Education Equitably
61(36)
Inequalities in Financing Education
62(2)
Equity: An Objective of School Finance Reform
64(3)
Equity at the School Level
67(8)
Measures of School District Wealth
75(6)
Historical Influences on Equity
81(4)
The Equalization Principle
85(1)
Improving State Equalization Practices
86(1)
Foundation Program Variations
87(3)
The Impact of Average Daily Attendance on Equity
90(1)
Confusion in Current School Finance Practices
91(1)
Summary
92(1)
Assignment Projects
93(2)
Selected Readings
95(1)
Endnotes
96(1)
4 Patterns for School Finance Systems
97(24)
Developing Patterns
98(1)
Full State Funding
98(3)
District Power Equalization
101(5)
Property Reassessment and Local District Revenues
106(1)
Determining the Best Finance Plan
107(1)
Equalization of Services
108(1)
Emphasis on Weighting Factors
109(1)
Principal Types of Weightings
110(7)
Summary
117(1)
Assignment Projects
118(2)
Selected Readings
120(1)
Endnotes
120(1)
5 Sources of Revenue
121(26)
The Taxation System
121(2)
Characteristics of a Good Tax System
123(4)
Criteria for Evaluating Tax Structure
127(1)
Taxes for Education
128(1)
Property Tax
128(4)
Income Tax
132(1)
Sales Tax
133(2)
Sumptuary Tax
135(1)
Severance Tax
135(1)
Potential New Taxes
136(1)
Lotteries
137(3)
Private Foundations
140(1)
School-Business Partnerships
141(1)
Summary
142(1)
Assignment Projects
143(2)
Selected Readings
145(1)
Endnotes
145(2)
6 Eroding Local Control
147(24)
Diminishing Local Control
147(2)
Decreasing Rural Influence on Education
149(2)
Decreasing Urban Economic Advantages
151(1)
School Districts: Basic Administrative Units
151(4)
The Administration of Local School Districts
155(5)
Local Fiscal Control
160(4)
Advantages of Local Control
164(1)
Fiscal Independence of School Districts
165(1)
Trends in Local Taxation Practices
165(1)
Measures of Local Taxpaying Ability
166(1)
Local, State, and Federal Tax Responsibility
166(1)
Summary
167(1)
Assignment Projects
168(1)
Selected Readings
169(1)
Endnotes
169(2)
7 Education: A State Function
171(37)
Early Development of State Responsibility
172(2)
Development of School Finance Policies
174(4)
Developmental Stages of School Finance Theory
178(8)
The Varying State Roles
186(15)
State Financial Support
201(1)
State Ability to Support Education
202(2)
Summary
204(1)
Assignment Projects
205(1)
Selected Readings
206(1)
Endnotes
206(2)
8 Federal Interest in Education
208(18)
Historical Role of the Federal Government
209(3)
Federal Expenditures
212(2)
Federal Fiscal Advantages and Disadvantages
214(1)
Distributing Federal Funds
215(2)
Federal-State-Local Finance Sharing
217(2)
Federal Aid in Lieu of Taxes
219(2)
Increased Governmental Services
221(1)
The Future of Federal Aid to Education
221(1)
Department of Education
222(1)
Summary
223(1)
Assignment Projects
224(1)
Selected Readings
224(1)
Endnotes
225(1)
9 The Influence and Climate of the Courts
226(29)
Court Decision Guidelines
227(2)
Power of the Courts
229(1)
Equal Protection and the Courts before 1971
230(1)
Serrano v. Priest (1971)
230(2)
Consequences of Serrano
232(2)
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973)
234(2)
State Court Cases
236(2)
Complexities of Judicial Review
238(2)
Meeting Court Mandates
240(1)
Court Cases and Equity
241(1)
Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. The State of New York (2003)
242(4)
Principles Established by Court Decisions
246(1)
Pressure for Reform
246(1)
Finance Studies and Reform Efforts
247(1)
Factors Limiting School Finance Reform
248(1)
California's Proposition 13
248(2)
Finance Reform or Tax Reduction
250(1)
Summary
250(1)
Assignment Projects
251(1)
Selected Readings
251(1)
Endnotes
252(3)
10 Public Funds and Nonpublic Schools 255(22)
A Controversial Issue
255(2)
Nonpublic School Enrollments
257(1)
The Law and Church-State Relations
258(2)
Intervention by the Courts
260(5)
Educational Choice
265(7)
Controversy Not Solved
272(1)
Summary
272(1)
Assignment Projects
273(1)
Selected Readings
274(1)
Endnotes
274(3)
11 Financing School Facilities 277(26)
Progress Slow in Capital Improvement
278(1)
Revenue Needs Critical
279(2)
Early Capital Outlay Programs
281(2)
State Support
283(2)
The Federal Government and Capital Outlays
285(1)
Equity in Financing Educational Facilities
286(2)
Equalization of School-Building Costs
288(1)
Capital-Outlay Finance Plans
289(2)
School Bonding Practices
291(8)
Impact Fees
299(1)
Other Alternatives
299(1)
Summary
300(1)
Assignment Projects
300(1)
Selected Readings
301(1)
Endnotes
302(1)
12 Administering the School Budget 303(26)
Evolution of Budgetary Practices
303(1)
The Budget
304(6)
Administration of the Budget
310(3)
Budgeting at the School Level
313(3)
School/District Coordination
316(4)
Systems of Budget Administration
320(5)
Challenge of Leadership
325(1)
Summary
326(1)
Assignment Projects
327(1)
Selected Readings
327(1)
Endnotes
328(1)
13 Accounting and Auditing 329(19)
The School Accounting System
330(2)
Standard Accounting Practices
332(2)
The Use of Clearing Accounts
334(1)
Encumbrance Accounting
334(1)
Cost Accounting
335(1)
Accrual Accounting
336(1)
Computerized Accounting Systems
336(1)
Receiving and Depositing Funds
337(1)
Expending School Funds
337(1)
Financial Reports
338(1)
Auditing
339(4)
Protecting School Funds
343(2)
Summary
345(1)
Assignment Projects
345(1)
Selected Readings
346(1)
Endnotes
346(2)
14 Business Aspects of the School Community 348(26)
Increased Safety Hazards
348(2)
The Business Office
350(1)
Supplies and Equipment
351(2)
Purchasing
353(4)
Supply Management
357(1)
Risk Management
358(2)
Insurance
360(7)
Transportation
367(1)
School Food Services
368(2)
Summary
370(1)
Assignment Projects
371(1)
Selected Readings
371(1)
Endnotes
372(2)
15 Human Resources and School Finance 374(26)
The Expanded Role of Human Resource Administration
374(6)
Certification
380(1)
Teacher Salary Issues
381(5)
Additional Issues
386(2)
Benefits
388(4)
Teachers and School Finance
392(1)
The Changing Assignments of Teachers
393(1)
Administrative and Supervisory Salaries
394(1)
Noncertificated Personnel Salaries
395(1)
Payroll Policies and Procedures
395(2)
Summary
397(1)
Assignment Projects
398(1)
Selected Readings
398(1)
Endnotes
399(1)
16 The Road Ahead in School Finance 400(9)
The Unpredictable Future of Public School Finance
402(1)
Unresolved Issues
403(1)
Some Characteristics of Educational Structure
404(1)
School Finance Goals
405(1)
The Challenge
406(1)
Endnotes
407(2)
Index 409


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