ERIC Number: ED467451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Political Economy of Education: The State of the States and Provinces, 1999. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Fiscal Issues, Policy, and Educational Finance Special Interest Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).
Brent, Brian O., Ed.
If educational finance includes the acts of raising, allocating, and using resources for educational purposes, it is difficult to think of a schooling activity that is not simultaneously a fiscal activity. When conceptualized along these lines, issues of school finance are as relevant to principals and classroom teachers as they are to state-level policymakers, superintendents, and business officials. This volume embraces this broad concept of educational finance and examines numerous instances of fiscal policy that have bearing on or take place within states, districts, and schools. The monograph contains 38 articles that collectively provide an overview of school finance in the United States and Canada. It serves two purposes. The first is to provide a report on recent school finance developments in the states and provinces. Thus, the monograph serves as an update of the comprehensive Public School Finance Programs of the United States and Canada. Second, it facilitates the exchange of ideas among policymakers and researchers. The authors are experts in their fields, each of whom offers a unique perspective on educational finance issues in their state or province. Because the views are those of the authors, the articles may provoke discussion and debate, and, hopefully, influence policymaking. (Author/RT)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC. Fiscal Issues, Policy, and Education Finance Special Interest Group.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States