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Duncombe, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2006
Reforming school finance systems to support performance standards entails estimating the cost of an adequate education. Cost of adequacy (COA) studies have been done in more than 30 states. Recently Eric Hanushek challenged the legitimacy of COA research, calling it alchemy and pseudoscience. The objectives of this study are to present reliability…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Validity, Social Sciences, Federal Government
Gallagher, Geraldine – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Modest inquiry exists to elucidate why donors make large contributions to community colleges. Of every charitable dollar donated to education, two-year colleges receive 2 to 4 cents. This grounded theory study included 30 major donors to 23 colleges in 18 states. The questions were comprehensive: why donors and how donors make major gifts;…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Donors, Grounded Theory
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Baker, Bruce D. – Journal of Education Finance, 2006
Recent studies that purport to estimate the costs of constitutionally adequate education have been described as either a "gold standard" that should guide legislative school finance policy design and judicial evaluation, or as pure "alchemy." Methods for estimating the cost of constitutionally adequate education can be roughly…
Descriptors: Correlation, Outcomes of Education, Test Validity, Test Reliability
West, Martin R., Ed.; Peterson, Paul E., Ed. – Brookings Institution Press, 2007
Adequacy lawsuits have, with little fanfare, emerged as a major alternative strategy in the pursuit of improved public education in the United States. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Educational Change, Court Litigation
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Guthrie, James W.; Springer, Matthew G. – Education Next, 2007
Beginning in the late 1960s, and accelerating unabated through to the present, plaintiffs have filed more than 125 court cases questioning the constitutionality of school district and school spending levels. Much of the litigation, particularly early on, centered on the issue of funding "equity." Few would seek to deny American public school…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Courts, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Hanushek, Eric A. – Education Working Paper Archive, 2006
In response to the rapid rise in court cases related to the adequacy of school funding, a variety of alternative methods have been developed to provide an analytical base about the necessary expenditure on schools. These approaches have been titled to give an aura of a thoughtful and solid scientific basis: the professional judgment model, the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Administration, Computation, Expenditures
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This September 10, 2004 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Why America Should Welcome Tariq Ramadan" (Wolfe, Alan; Zimbardo,…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Higher Education, Religion, Cultural Awareness
Cobb, Brian T.; Hanna, John P. – Business Officer, 1998
In the process of restructuring its debt and taking on additional debt, Franklin Pierce College (New Hampshire) accepted the consequences of a downgrade in its investment-grade rating. This resulted in a successful bond sale, with bonds carrying an insured single-A rating. Events leading up to the restructuring and credit issues considered by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration, Credit (Finance)