Best Schools, Worst Schools and School Efficiency

Schwartz, A.E., Stiefel, L. & Bel Hadj Amor, H.
Developments in School Finance - 2004.

Contains papers by state education dept. policymakers, analysts, & data providers on emerging issues in school finance. Includes: estimates of disparities & analysis of the causes of expenditures in public school districts; race, poverty & the student curriculum; court-ordered school finance equalization; resource allocation to schools under conditions of radical decentralization; building equity & effectiveness into school-based funding models; alternative options for deflating education expenditures over time; productivity collapse in schools; & evaluating the effect of teacher degree level on educational performance.

Wagner Faculty