Courts As Policymakers: School Finance Reform Litigation / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931202466
  • Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/10/2002
  • Series: American Legal Institutions Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Ch. 1 School Finance Reform and the Courts 1
Ch. 2 Policy Issues as Defined by Education Finance Scholars 11
Ch. 3 Research Questions and Methods 23
Ch. 4 Judicial Definitions of Equity and Case Outcomes: Findings 49
Ch. 5 Judicial Definitions of Equity and Treatment of Key Issues: Findings 93
Ch. 6 Exploring the Impact of Different Judicial Choices Using Simulations 139
Ch. 7 Judicial Treatment of School Finance Equity Issues: Summary and Conclusions 187
App. A 211
References 215
Index of Cases 221
Index, General 225
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