Courts As Policymakers: School Finance Reform Litigation / Edition 1

Courts As Policymakers: School Finance Reform Litigation / Edition 1

by Anna Lukemeyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 193120246X

ISBN-13: 9781931202466

Pub. Date: 12/10/2002

Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing

Lukemeyer describes four policy important to the effectiveness of school finance reforms: 1) the existence of multiple, sometimes inconsistent, definitions of school finance equity; 2) the uncertain relationship between school spending levels and student outcomes; 3) the role of differences in resource costs and student characteristics in designing an equitable

Overview

Lukemeyer describes four policy important to the effectiveness of school finance reforms: 1) the existence of multiple, sometimes inconsistent, definitions of school finance equity; 2) the uncertain relationship between school spending levels and student outcomes; 3) the role of differences in resource costs and student characteristics in designing an equitable funding system; 4) the role of voter preferences in determining school funding levels. Her book examines the role of each of these issues (and associated expert knowledge) in judicial reasoning and in decisions for or against plaintiffs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931202466
Publisher:
LFB Scholarly Publishing
Publication date:
12/10/2002
Series:
American Legal Institutions Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresix
Prefacexi
Chapter 1School Finance Reform and the Courts1
Chapter 2Policy Issues as Defined by Education Finance Scholars11
Chapter 3Research Questions and Methods23
Chapter 4Judicial Definitions of Equity and Case Outcomes: Findings49
Chapter 5Judicial Definitions of Equity and Treatment of Key Issues: Findings93
Chapter 6Exploring the Impact of Different Judicial Choices Using Simulations139
Chapter 7Judicial Treatment of School Finance Equity Issues: Summary and Conclusions187
Appendix A211
References215
Index of Cases221
Index, General225

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