American Public School Finance (Hardcover)

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American Public School Finance (Hardcover)


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Designed for aspiring school leaders, this text presents the realities of school finance policy and issues, as well as the tools for formulating and managing school budgets. In an era of dwindling fiscal support for public schools, increasing federal mandates, and additional local budget requirements, educational leaders must be able to articulate sound finance theory and application. The authors move beyond coverage found in other texts by providing critical analysis and unique chapters on misconceptions about school finance; fiscal capacity, fiscal effort, adequacy, and efficiency; demographic issues; and spending and student achievement. Examining local, state, and federal education spending, this text gives readers the foundation to understand school finance and knowledgeably educate colleagues, parents, and other stakeholders about its big-picture issues, facts, and trends. The new edition of American Public School Finance will help educational leaders at all stages of their careers become informed advocates for education finance practice and reform.

New in this edition:

Expanded coverage on school choice

Discussion of new standards and law

Updated exploration of student demographics and its impact on learning

Advanced pedagogical features such as connections to the latest Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), Focus Questions, Case Studies, and Chapter Questions/Assignments Complementary electronic resources designed to deepen and extend the topics in each chapter and to provide instructors with lecture slides and other teaching strategies.
William A. Owings has been a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Education Finance and is Professor of Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University, USA.Leslie S. Kaplan has been a teacher, school counselor, and is now a retired school and district-level administrator and full-time education writer. She also serves on the editorial board of the National Association for Secondary School Principals Bulletin.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138499942
ISBN-10: 1138499943
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 30th, 2019
Pages: 332
Language: English