Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance: Issues and Perspectives / Edition 1 by Helen F. Ladd, Rosemary Chalk, Janet S. Hansen, Committee on Education Finance | | 9780309065634 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance: Issues and Perspectives / Edition 1

Equity and Adequacy in Education Finance: Issues and Perspectives / Edition 1

by Helen F. Ladd, Rosemary Chalk, Janet S. Hansen, Committee on Education Finance
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309065631

ISBN-13: 9780309065634

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

Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309065634
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
02/12/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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