American Public School Finance / Edition 1

American Public School Finance / Edition 1

by William Owings, Leslie Kaplan
     
 

Owings (educational leadership, Old Dominion University) and Kaplan, an assistant principal for instruction with the Newport News, Virginia, public schools, examine local, state, and federal education spending in this text for students in educational administration. After an introductory chapter on common misconceptions about school finance and student achievement,… See more details below

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Owings (educational leadership, Old Dominion University) and Kaplan, an assistant principal for instruction with the Newport News, Virginia, public schools, examine local, state, and federal education spending in this text for students in educational administration. After an introductory chapter on common misconceptions about school finance and student achievement, the text covers areas such as the legal framework for financing public education, school finance as investment in human capital, taxation issues, equity and adequacy, and the structure of school finance systems. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534643720
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/02/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


William A. Owings (Ed.D.) is a professor of educational leadership at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Owings has worked as a public school teacher, an elementary and high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. His scholarly publications, co-authored with Leslie S. Kaplan, include books on educational leadership and school finance as well as articles in National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Bulletin, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Effective Schools, Phi Delta Kappan, Teachers College Record, the Journal of Education Finance, and the Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics. Owings has served on the state and international board of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), is currently the editor of the Journal for Effective Schools, and is on the Journal of Education Finance Editorial Advisory Board. He is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a consultant on educational leadership, school finance, and instructional improvement. Owings and Kaplan share the 2008 Virginia Educational Research Association Charles Edgar Clear Research Award for Consistent and Substantial Contributions to Educational Research and Scholarship.

Leslie S. Kaplan (Ed.D.), a retired school administrator in Newport News, Virginia, is a full-time education writer and an adjunct research professor at Old Dominion University. She has provided middle and high school instructional leadership as well as central office leadership as a director of program development. Before becoming a school administrator, she worked as a middle and high school English teacher and as a school counselor with articles frequently published in The School Counselor. Kaplan's scholarly publications, co-authored with William A. Owings, appear in numerous professional journals. She also has co-authored several books and monographs with Owings, including CULTURE RE-BOOT: REINVIGORATING SCHOOL CULTURE TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES; LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR IN EDUCATION; AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE (in its second edition); TEACHER QUALITY, TEACHING QUALITY, AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT; BEST PRACTICES, BEST THINKING, AND EMERGING ISSUES IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP; and ENHANCING TEACHER AND TEACHING QUALITY. Kaplan is co-editor of the Journal for Effective Schools, and also serves on the NASSP Bulletin Editorial Board. She is a past president of the Virginia Counselors' Association and the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and is currently a board member of Voices for Virginia's Children.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Misconceptions about school finance1
Ch. 2History of school finance45
Ch. 3The legal framework for financing public education65
Ch. 4School finance as investment in human capital95
Ch. 5Taxation issues119
Ch. 6Fiscal capacity151
Ch. 7Fiscal effort183
Ch. 8Equity and adequacy201
Ch. 9The structure of school finance systems227
Ch. 10Demographics and school finance253
Ch. 11Budgeting : applying policy values289
Ch. 12Spending and student achievement315
Ch. 13Critical and emerging school finance issues339

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