Financing Education in a Climate of Change / Edition 11

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Overview

Covering the most current and relevant topics in the quickly changing world of education finance, the newly revised eleventh edition of Financing Education in a Climate of Change continues its tradition of providing readers with a comprehensive and engaging examination of school finances in America. Popular among instructors and students alike, this text offers excellent coverage of the most important topics in education finances, including state tax structures, the economy of education, education tax credits, church/state school issues, the charter school debate, and equitable education funding.

This newest edition of this seminal text includes 50-state comparison charts, new ancillary materials, updated references, and a wealth of new material regarding recent court decisions, the economic recession, and the economic benefits of education. In addition, a new author, Deborah Verstegen, contributes her expertise on the subject of education financing and offers new perspectives on classic topics.

Hallmark features:

  • A readable, engaging tone makes it easy and pleasurable for readers to build a foundation of knowledge regarding school financing.
  • A balanced perspective that takes both the student and the taxpayer into consideration gives readers a complete picture of the economy of education.
  • The inclusion of the most current events and issues makes certain that students understand the most recent and relevant topics in the quickly changing world of education finance.
  • Extensive charts and tables illustrate complex concepts and comparisons in a clear and easy-to-understand way.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137071364
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 133,647
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface

1 The Economics of Education

2 The Need for Adequate Funds

3 Financing Education Equitably

4 Patterns for School Finance Systems

5 Sources of Revenue

6 Eroding Local Control

7 Education: A State Function

8 Federal Interest in Education

9 The Influence and Climate of the Courts

10 Public Funds and Nonpublic Schools

11 Financing School Facilities

12 Administering the District and School Budget

13 Accounting and Auditing

14 Business Aspects of the School Community

15 Human Resources and School Finance

16 The Road Ahead in School Finance

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