Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy.pdf

Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy.pdf


Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, with particular attention to elementary and secondary education. Chapters from the first edition have been fully updated and revised to reflect current developments, new policies, and recent research. With new chapters on teacher evaluation, alternatives to traditional public schooling, and cost-benefit analysis, this volume provides a readily available current resource for anyone involved in education finance and policy. The Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy traces the evolution of the field from its initial focus on school inputs and revenue sources used to finance these inputs, to a focus on educational outcomes and the larger policies used to achieve them. Chapters show how decision making in school finance inevitably interacts with decisions about governance, accountability, equity, privatization, and other areas of education policy. Because a full understanding of important contemporary issues requires inputs from a variety of perspectives, the Handbook draws on contributors from a number of disciplines. Although many of the chapters cover complex, state-of-the-art empirical research, the authors explain key concepts in language that non-specialists can understand. This comprehensive, balanced, and accessible resource provides a wealth of factual information, data, and wisdom to help educators improve the quality of education in the United States.

Helen F. Ladd is the Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Economics at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Margaret E. Goertz is Senior Researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and Professor Emerita of Education Policy in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Preface Helen F. Ladd and Margaret E. Goertz I. PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY Section Editors: Margaret E. Goertz and Helen F. Ladd 1 History and Scholarship Regarding United States Education Finance and Policy Matthew G. Springer, Eric A. Houck, and James W. Guthrie 2 The Role of Economics in Education Policy Research Dominic J. Brewer, Guilbert C. Hentschke and Eric R. Eide with Tenice Hardaway and Tien Le 3 The Past, Present, and Possible Futures of Educational Finance Reform Litigation William S. Koski and Jesse Hahnel 4 The Continually Evolving Political Context of Education Finance James W. Guthrie and Kenneth K. Wong 5 Educational Goals: A Public Perspective Rebecca Jacobsen and Richard Rothstein 6 Quantitative Research Methods in Education Finance and Policy Patrick J. McEwan 7 International Large-Scale Assessments: Uses and Implications Stephen P. Heyneman and Bommi Lee II. MAKING MONEY MATTER Section Editor: Jennifer King Rice 8 Toward an Understanding of Productivity in Education Jennifer King Rice and Amy Ellen Schwartz 9 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Clive Belfield 10 Teachers Clearly Matter, but Finding Effective Teacher Policies Has Proven Challenging Dan Goldhaber 11 Teacher Evaluation for Accountability and Development Morgaen L. Donaldson and John P. Papay 12 School Accountability and Student Achievement David N. Figlio and Helen F. Ladd 13 School Competition and Student Outcomes Brian Gill and Kevin Booker III. PROMOTING EQUITY AND ADEQUACY Section Editor: Leanna Stiefel 14 Conceptions of Equity and Adequacy in School Finance Bruce D. Baker and Preston C. Green 15 Measuring Equity and Adequacy in School Finance Thomas A. Downes and Leanna Stiefel 16 Measurement of Cost Differentials William D. Duncombe, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang and John Yinger 17 Intergovernmental Aid Formulas and Case Studies Lawrence O. Picus, Margaret E. Goertz and Allan Odden 18 Education Equity in an International Context Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd IV. CHANGING PATTERNS OF GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE Section Editor: Andrew Reschovsky 19 The Changing Federal Role in Education Finance and Governance Nora E. Gordon 20 The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Financing Public Schools Janet S. Hansen, Michelle Hall, Dominic Brewer and Jane Hannaway 21 Equity, Adequacy and the Evolving State Role in Education Finance Sean P. Corcoran and William N. Evans 22 Local Funding of Schools: The Property Tax and Its Alternatives Therese J. McGuire, Leslie E. Papke and Andrew Reschovsky 23 Tax and Expenditure Limits, School Finance and School Quality Thomas A. Downes and David N. Figlio V. EDUCATIONAL MARKETS AND DECENTRALIZATION Section Editors: Henry M. Levin and Ron Zimmer 24 Issues in Educational Privatization Henry M. Levin 25 Charter Schools Robert Bifulco and Katrina Bulkley 26 Beyond the Rhetoric: Surveying the Evidence on Vouchers and Tax Credits Ron Zimmer and Eric P. Bettinger 27 Emerging Alternatives to Neighborhood-based Public Schooling Joshua M. Cowan and Eugenia F. Toma VI. RACE, SES AND ACHIEVEMENT GAPS Section Editor: Susanna Loeb 28 Patterns and Trends in Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Academic Achievement Gaps Sean F. Reardon, Joseph P. Robinson-Cimpian and Ericka S. Weathers 29 Early Childhood and the Achievement Gap Daphna Bassok and Susanna Loeb 30 Increasing the Effectiveness of Teachers in Low-Performing Schools Melinda Adnot and James Wyckoff 31 Effects of Educational Policies on Disadvantaged Students: From Desegregation to Accountability Douglas N. Harris VII. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES Section Editor: David H. Monk 32 Special Education Tom Parrish, Jenifer J. Harr-Robins, and Jay G. Chambers 33 Resource Needs for Educating Linguistic Minority Students Russell W. Rumberger and Patricia Gandara 34 Challenges and Strategies Associated with Rural School Settings John W. Sipple and Brian O. Brent 35 The Organizational and Fiscal Implications of Transient Student Populations Kieran M. Killeen and Kai A. Schafft 36 Bridging the High School-College Divide Thomas R. Bailey and Melinda Mechur Karp


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