School Finance: A Policy Perspective / Edition 5by Allan Odden, Lawrence Picus
Pub. Date: 03/29/2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
This text is the preeminent text in the school finance course. With newly organized and updated features, data, and cases, this text presents a clear, comprehensible discussion of how recent research in school finance, resource allocation and use for higher performance, and site-based management may impact the funding of our nation’s schools. Material in this
This text is the preeminent text in the school finance course. With newly organized and updated features, data, and cases, this text presents a clear, comprehensible discussion of how recent research in school finance, resource allocation and use for higher performance, and site-based management may impact the funding of our nation’s schools. Material in this fifth edition is designed to be fully accessible for students at both the masters and doctoral levels.
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Table of ContentsPART I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Chapter 1: The School Finance Problem
PART II: EQUITY IN SCHOOL FINANCE: PROBLEMS, ISSUES, FRAMEWORKS AND NEW APPROACHES
Chapter 2: Traditional and Emerging School Finance Frameworks
Chapter 3: The Public Finance Context for School Finance
Chapter 4: Core Elements of School Finance Formulas: Base Allocations and Adjustments for Different Needs
Chapter 5: Using School Finance Formulas to Fix Problems
PART III: ADEQUACY, PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY: PROBLEMS, ISSUES AND NEW APPROACHES
Chapter 6: The Allocation and Use of Educational Resources
Chapter 7: Ways to Improve Educational Productivity
Chapter 8: More Effective Use of Educational Resources
PART IV: POLICY AND MANAGEMENT INNOVATIONS FOR ADDRESSING EQUITY, ADEQUACY AND PRODUCTIVITY IN SCHOOL FINANCE
Chapter 9: School Site Based Finance
Chapter 10: Performance Incentives
Chapter 11: Teacher Compensation
Chapter 12: Barriers and Obstacles to Reform
Appendix: The Simulation
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