ERIC Number: EJ861073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Many Schools Are Still Inadequate, Now What?
Education Next, v9 n4 p39-46 Fall 2009
Questions of educational adequacy and school spending have long been a point of contention in school reform. Amid the recent economic turmoil and gaping state budget shortfalls, questions of whether court-ordered funding remedies have delivered--and why they have or have not--have taken on particular import. This forum offers two sharply different views on the kinds of judicial or legislative remedies that are most likely to fulfill the promise of improved student outcomes. It presents the views of Eric A. Hanushek, Alfred A. Lindseth and Michael A. Rebell. Eric Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth are the authors of "Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses: Solving the Funding-Achievement Puzzle in America's Public Schools" (Princeton University Press, 2009), in which they propose a system of performance-based funding focused on improving student achievement. Michael Rebell is executive director of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is the author of "Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts" (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming), in which he proposes a new functional separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to promote education reform and student achievement.
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Finance Reform, Change Strategies, Alignment (Education), Interviews, Politics of Education, Court Litigation, Financial Exigency, Excellence in Education, Best Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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