Financing Education in a Climate of Change

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This classic resource on school finance contains the most comprehensive and current information that effects school finance, including historical, economic, technological/mathematical, and legal points of view. The writing in this book is both scholarly and engaging, appealing to a diverse audience of students, educational leaders, parents, and legislators. Gives readers a broad overview of school finance in a clear, comprehensive, readable manner.School finance is an ever-changing topic and this book, now in its Ninth Edition, continues to cover all current trends to provide readers with a firm grounding in educational finance issues that administrators need to understand.In-service and pre-service teachers, administrators, legislators and parents.

Table of Contents

The Economics of Education
Education as Human Capital
Creation of Wealth and Education
Education: An Important Industry
A Public Sector Responsibility
Stimulates Economic Growth
Economic Benefits of Education
Noneconomic Benefits of Education
Taxation and Education
Cost Quality Relationship to Education
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
Financing Education Adequately
Societal Impact on Education Needs
Education Deserves Higher Priority
The Increasing Costs of Education
Goals Have Increased
People Want Better Education
Demographic and Social Changes
The Consequences of Not Educating People
Society Suffers the Effects of Poor Education
The Public Demands Improvement
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
Financing Education Equitably
Inequalities in Financing Education
Equity: An Objective of School Finance Reform
Equity at the School Level
Measures of School District Wealth
Historical Influences on Equity
The Equalization Principle
Improving State Equalization Practices
Foundation Program Variations
The Impact of Average Daily Attendance on Equity
Confusion in Current School Finance Practices
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
Patterns for School Finance Systems
Developing Patterns
Full State Funding
District Power Equalization
Property Reassessment and Local District Revenues
Equalization of ServicesEmphasis on Weighting Factors
Principal Types of Weightings
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
Sources of Revenue
The Taxation System
Characteristics of a Good Tax System
Criteria for Evaluating Tax Structure
Taxes for Education
Property Tax
Income Tax
Sales Tax
Sumptuary Tax
Severance Tax
Potential New Taxes
Private Foundations
School-Business Partnerships
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
Eroding Local Control
Diminishing Local Control
Decreasing Rural Influence on Education
Decreasing Urban Economic Advantages
School Districts: Basic Administrative Units
The Administration of Local School Districts
Local Fiscal Control
Advantages of Local Control
Fiscal Independence of School Districts
Trends in Local Taxation Practices
Measures of Local Taxpaying Ability
Local, State, and Federal Tax Responsibility
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
Education: A State Function
Early Development of State Responsibility
Development of School Finance Policies
Developmental Stages of School Finance Theory
The Varying State Roles
State Financial Support
State Ability to Support Education
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
Federal Interest in Education
Historical Role of the Federal Government
Department of Education
Constitutional Role
Federal Expenditures
Federal Fiscal Advantages and Disadvantages
Federal Aid in Lieu of Taxes
Increased Governmental Services
The Future of Federal Aid to Education
Assignment Projects
Selected Readings
The Influence and Climate of the C
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