Equalize Student Achievement: Prioritizing Money and Power by Ovid K. WongEqualize Student Achievement: Prioritizing Money and Power by Ovid K. Wong

Equalize Student Achievement: Prioritizing Money and Power

byOvid K. Wong, Daniel M. Casing

Paperback | March 15, 2010

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The challenge of proper school finance goes beyond having a balanced budget to finding strategies that maximize money to improve schools and equalize student achievement. School finance deals with how money works to support school operations and answer rigorous accountability such as the No Child Left Behind mandate. This book paints a comprehensive picture of school finance to illuminate issues with the current system and suggest ways to improve that system.
Ovid K. Wong is an associate education professor at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of twenty-two books and has received the Midwest Book Author award from the Children's Reading Roundtable of Chicago. Daniel M. Casing spent more than twenty-five years in educational administration serving as building princi...
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Title:Equalize Student Achievement: Prioritizing Money and PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.17 × 6.09 × 0.36 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607091461

ISBN - 13:9781607091462

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Paving the Road to Support American Public Education Chapter 3 American Public Education the Land of Unequal Funding Chapter 4 The Expenditure Divide in the Land of Unequal Opportunity Chapter 5 Narrowing the Gap of Educational Funding Chapter 6 Budgetary Issues in an Economic Recession Chapter 7 Prioritize Education Expenditure to Maximize Student Opportunities Chapter 8 Conclusion

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Written in plain language for community members, parents, school leaders, and school board members, this book explains where school funding comes from and how a school budget is developed, and discusses related issues of equity and adequacy. Many of the book's examples and comparisons come from real situations in Illinois schools. The book begins with a history of publicly supported education and a look at the foundations of current state and national policies on educational opportunity. Landmark cases are reviewed to illustrate recent research on the relationship between student achievement, socioeconomic status, teacher qualifications, and federal and state policies impacting the funding of schools. The book concludes with recommendations for equitable funding.