Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges' Good Intentions And Harm Our Children (Koret Task Force on K-12 Education)

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The expert contributors to this volume assess recent court actions in school adequacy lawsuits and their impact on student outcomes. They show that simply throwing more resources at the problem has not brought about a solution and call for changes centered around accountability, incentives, and more informed parents and policymakers.
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Overview

The expert contributors to this volume assess recent court actions in school adequacy lawsuits and their impact on student outcomes. They show that simply throwing more resources at the problem has not brought about a solution and call for changes centered around accountability, incentives, and more informed parents and policymakers.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780817947828
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric A. Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.
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Table of Contents


Introduction   Eric A. Hanushek     xiii
Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. New York: The March of Folly   Sol Stern     1
TheLegal Backdrop to Adequacy   Alfred A. Lindseth     33
High-Poverty, High-Performance Schools, Districts, and States   Herbert J. Walberg     79
High-Spending, Low-Performing School Districts   Williamson M. Evers   Paul Clopton     103
Thorough and Efficient Private and Public Schools   Paul E. Peterson     195
How Can Anyone Say What's Adequate If Nobody Knows How Money Is Spent Now?   Marguerite Roza   Paul T. Hill     235
Science Violated: Spending Projections and the "Costing Out" of an Adequate Education   Eric A. Hanushek     257
Adequacy beyond Dollars: The Productive Use of School Time   E. D. Hirsch Jr.     313
Funding for Performance$dA Policy Statement of the Koret Task Force     329
Index     357
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