Debating Issues In American Education: School Finance, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452266719
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266718
  • DDC: 371.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. This volume examines school finance, covering such varied issues as additional fees, charger schools, equity vs. adequacy, federal mandates and funding, merit pay for teachers, property taxes and local revenues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Should Local School Districts be able to Impose Additional Taxes to Provide Additional Educational Resources?.
2: Should States limit the Indebtedness of Local School Districts?.
3: Should the Leadership of each Individual School have the Authority to determine how Money is spent at that School?.
4: Should States Rely on Local Property Taxes as a Primary Method of Financing Public Schools?.
5: Should the Federal Government Condition Federal Funds for School Districts on the Implementation of Federally Mandated Curricula?.
6: Should the Federal Government Pay all the Costs of Special Education Services?.
7: When Individual States Require Local School Districts to Provide Gifted Education, should the State Pay all the Costs?.
8: Should Schools Base Teacher Salaries on Student Performance?.
9: Should State Courts Adjudicate Challenges to Public Schools’ Financing Systems?.
10: Do State Constitutional Provisions Concerning Education Establish a Judicially Enforceable Standard?.
11: Should the Courts Ensure that Student Expenditures are Substantially Equal (The Equity Theory of School Finance Litigation)?.
12: Should the Courts Ensure that Every School District has Sufficient Funds to Provide a Quality Education (The Adequacy Theory of School Finance Litigation)?.
13: Should Students Pay Additional Fees to Participate in Extracurricular Activities such as Athletics or Band?.
14: Should School Districts Charge Additional Fees for Academic Programs such as Advanced Placement Classes?.
15: Should the State Give Vouchers to Poor Students to allow them to attend Private Schools?.
16: Should the State Give Tax Credits to Parents who Pay for their Children to attend Private Schools?.
17: Should the State Create and Fund Charter Schools that are not Subject to the same Standards and Requirements as Traditional Schools?.
18: Should Students be Required to Engage in Fund-Raising Activities as a Condition of Participating in Certain Activities or Events?.