Financing Education in a Climate of Change

ISBN-10: 0205419143

ISBN-13: 9780205419142

Edition: 9th 2005 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $120.20
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/14/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with "Summary," "Assignment Projects," "Selected Readings," and "Endnotes."
Preface
The Economics of Education
Economics and Social Progress
Education: An Important Industry
Equity versus Equality
Resource Allocation to Education
Education as Human Capital
Creation of Wealth and Education
Increasing Expenditures and the Economy
Noneconomic Benefits of Education
Education Produces External Benefits
Cost-Quality Relationship in Education
Financing Education Adequately
Education Deserves Higher Priority
The Increasing Costs of Education
The Consequences of Not Educating People
Education and Accountability
Underinvestment Is Poor Economy
Education's Share of the Gross Domestic Product
Financing Education Equitably
Inequalities in Financing Education
Equity Issue Revisited
Equity: An Objective of School Finance Reform
Equity at the School Level
Measures of School District Wealth
Historical Influence on Equity
Local District Funding
The Equalization Principle
Improving State Equalization Practices
Foundation Program Variations
The Impact of Average Daily Attendance on Equity
Confusion in Current School Finance Practices
Patterns for Developing School Finance Systems
Concern for Equal Rights
Full State Funding
District Power Equalization
Property Reassessment and Local District Revenues
Determining the Best Finance Plan
Equalization of Services
Emphasis on Weighting Factors
Principal Types of Weightings
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
Lotteries
Private Foundations
School-Business Partnerships
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
Education: A State Function
Early Development of State Responsibility
Development of School Finance Policies
Development Stages of School Finance Theory
The Varying State Role
State Financial Support
Federal Funds and State Support of Education
State Ability to Support Education
Federal Interest in Education
Historical Role of the Federal Government
Federal Involvement: A Fluctuating Role
Federal Expenditures
Limited Federal Aid: A Reality
Federal Fiscal Advantages and Disadvantages
Distributing Federal Funds
Federal-State-Local Finance Sharing
Federal Aid in Lieu of Taxes
Increased Governmental Services
The Future of Federal Aid-to-Education Programs
Department of Education
The Influence and Climate of the Courts
Courts Often Generate Change
Courts Decision Guidelines
Power of the Courts
Equal Protection and the Courts before 1971
Serrano versus Priest (1971)
Consequences of Serrano
San Antonio Independent School District versus Rodriguez (1973)
State Court Cases
Meeting Court Mandates
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