ERIC Number: ED431245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Selected Papers in School Finance, 1997-99.
Fowler, William J., Jr., Ed.
This volume addresses issues of interest to the education-finance community. Its five articles are intended to promote the exchange of ideas among researchers and policymakers. The papers address advances in measuring education inflation and adjusting for it; the emergence of a new focus upon spending at the school level; new, private sources of funding for public education; and a review of state of the art educational productivity assessment. The first paper, "Adjusting for Differences in the Costs of Educational Inputs" (Eric Hanushek), discusses complexities in deflating educational revenues and the inflationary implications affecting educational dollars. The next paper, "An Alternative Measure of Inflation in Teacher Salaries" (Dan Goldhaber), develops a cost index using data from an annual survey of individuals from the labor market. This is followed by "School Districts and Spending in the Schools" (Amy Ellen Schwartz), which examines the distribution of spending in Ohio schools. The nontax sources of revenue are examined in "New Revenues for Public Schools: Alternatives to Broad-Based Taxes" (Michael Addonizio) with a focus on how these nontraditional revenues affect Michigan schools. The final paper, "Modern Education Productivity Research: Emerging Implications for the Financing of Education" (David Monk, Jennifer King Rice), looks at education production as a useful device for those striving to improve the performance of school systems. (Individual papers contain references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Inflation (Economics), School District Spending, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED491640; ED492607