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Equalize Student Achievement : Prioritizing Money and Power - Ovid K. Wong

Equalize Student Achievement

Prioritizing Money and Power

Paperback Published: 1st February 2010
ISBN: 9781607091462
Number Of Pages: 120

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The challenge of proper school finance goes beyond having a balanced budget to finding strategies that maximize money to improve schools and equalize student achievement. School finance deals with how money works to support school operations and answer rigorous accountability such as the No Child Left Behind mandate. This book paints a comprehensive picture of school finance to illuminate issues with the current system and suggest ways to improve that system.

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Whether you have a casual interest in the politics of education funding or are an expert in school finance seeking a comprehensive and highly readable, up-to-date analysis, this text is for you. By combining a thorough, entertaining, and rich history of our nation's various approaches to paying for public education with a detailed explication of current school funding structures, Wong and Casing provide readers with the knowledge and context needed to understand both the technical aspects of education funding and the way funding for schools impacts everything from economic opportunity to racial and social justice. Brilliant!--Ralph M. Martire, executive director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Figures and Tablesp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Paving the Road to Support American Public Educationp. 1
Shopping for Public Schoolsp. 1
The History of Publicly Supported Educationp. 6
A Model of Funding-Spending-Impactp. 14
American Public Education: The Land of Unequal Opportunityp. 17
Where Does School Funding Come From?p. 18
How Is a School Budget Developed?p. 24
Budget Deficit Spendingp. 26
The Unequal Equalizerp. 28
The Funding Inequity Impact on Student Educational Opportunitiesp. 30
Reaching Student Equity—Consent Decreep. 30
Expenditure Divide in the Land of Unequal Opportunityp. 35
Basic Fund Accounting: Expenditure by Fundsp. 37
Basic Fund Accounting: Expenditure by Objectsp. 38
public School Indirect Expenditures for Private and Home Schoolsp. 43
Narrowing the Gap of Educational Fundingp. 47
Separate but Unequalp. 49
No child Left Behind Funding Issuesp. 52
Raising School Funding—Deal or No Deal?p. 62
House Bill/Senate Bill 750—Robbing peter to pay paul?p. 66
Budgetary Issues in an Economic Recessionp. 69
The Development and the Ugly Face of Recessionp. 69
The Impact of Recession on Educationp. 72
The Federal Stimulus Package of 2009p. 78
prioritize Education Expenditure to Maximize Student Opportunitiesp. 83
Education philosophies and Expectations for Decision Makingp. 83
What Matters in Student Achievement?p. 88
Toward Funding Equity Strategiesp. 97
The Impact of Expenditures on Student Educational Opportunitiesp. 104
Securing the Continued Educational Success of the Nationp. 107
Conclusionp. 113
Afterwordp. 115
Referencesp. 117
About the Authorsp. 119
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ISBN: 9781607091462
ISBN-10: 1607091461
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st February 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23

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