NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 3 results Save | Export
Van Beek, Michael; Bowen, Daniel; Mills, Jonathan – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2012
Assessing a high school's effectiveness is not straightforward. Comparing a school's standardized test scores to those of other schools is one approach to measuring effectiveness, but a major objection to this method is that students' test scores tend to be related to students' "socioeconomic" status--family household income, for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Lunch Programs, Income
Van Beek, Michael – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2011
In the passionate debates over providing equal educational opportunity for all children, it's frequently argued that large financial inequities create challenges for many public schools, particularly those in lower-income urban areas. This study compares the revenues and operating expenditures of Michigan's urban, suburban, town and rural school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, Expenditures, Municipalities
Olson, Ryan S.; LaFaive, Michael D. – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2007
The system that finances Michigan's schools from kindergarten through 12th grade is a perennial topic of conversation among policymakers, parents, taxpayers and voters. A constructive discussion of this issue, however, requires a sound knowledge of the financial workings of Michigan's elementary and secondary school system. This knowledge is…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Agencies, Public Schools, Money Management