Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance: Issues and Perspectives / Edition 1by Helen F. Ladd, Rosemary Chalk, Janet S. Hansen, National Research Council
Pub. Date: 02/12/1999
Publisher: National Academies Press
Spending on K-12 education across the United States and across local school districts has long been characterized by great disparities-disparities that reflect differences in property wealth and tax rates. For the past quarter-century, reformers have attempted to reduce these differences through court challenges and legislative action. As part of a broad study of… See more details below
Spending on K-12 education across the United States and across local school districts has long been characterized by great disparities-disparities that reflect differences in property wealth and tax rates. For the past quarter-century, reformers have attempted to reduce these differences through court challenges and legislative action. As part of a broad study of education finance, the committee commissioned eight papers examining the history and consequences of school finance reform undertaken in the name of equity and adequacy. This thought-provoking, timely collection of papers explores such topics as:
-- What do the terms "equity" and "adequacy" in school finance really mean?
-- How do school districts use money from finance reform?
-- What are the politics of school finance reform?
-- How is school finance reform being pursued through litigation?
-- What is the impact of court-ordered school finance reform on spending disparities?
-- What policy options are available to states facing new challenges from court decisions mandating adequacy in school finance?
-- When measuring adequacy, how do you consider differences in student needs and regional costs?
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Table of Contents
|1||Concepts of School Finance Equity: 1970 to the Present||7|
|2||School Finance Litigation in the Name of Educational Equity: Its Evolution, Impact, and Future||34|
|3||The Impact of Court-Mandated School Finance Reform||72|
|4||Court-Mandated School Finance Reform: What Do the New Dollars Buy?||99|
|5||The Politics of School Finance in the 1990s||136|
|6||Educational Adequacy and the Courts: The Promise and Problems of Moving to a New Paradigm||175|
|7||Enabling "Adequacy" to Achieve Reality: Translating Adequacy into State School Finance Distribution Arrangements||209|
|8||Performance Standards and Educational Cost Indexes: You Can't Have One Without the Other||260|
|Biographical Summaries of Contributors||298|
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