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ERIC Number: ED448528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Things That Matter: Guiding Principles for Strengthening the System of Funding North Carolina's Public Schools.
Public School Forum of North Carolina, Raleigh.
This report provides 10 guiding principles for aligning school spending with the goal of creating a system of high-performing schools: (1) It is necessary to recognize that money matters--"you get what you pay for" applies to schools; (2) Aligning school spending to the goals of high performance requires investing in those things that research has found to matter; (3) School funding formulas must recognize that, economically and educationally, all children are not created equal; (4) It is time for North Carolina to reassess what is a "sound basic education," or what matters; (5) School funding policies must squarely address the time limitations imposed by today's school calendar; (6) Funding policies must recognize the centrality of teaching: good teaching matters; (7) Limited, one-time school facility savings resulting from building large schools should be secondary; (8) School-funding roles and state and local government responsibilities should be redefined; (9) Strong, focused, goals-oriented, responsible leadership matters most of all; and (10) A framework for aligning school spending to the goal of high-performing schools will take policies that meet the high performance needs of all schools, rich and poor, urban and rural. (DFR)
Public School Forum, 3739 National Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27612 ($10). Tel: 919-781-6833; Fax: 919:781-6527; Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public School Forum of North Carolina, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina