The challenge of proper school finance goes beyond having a balanced budget to finding strategies that maximize money to improve schools and equalize student achievement. School finance deals with how money works to support school operations and answer rigorous accountability such as the No Child Left Behind mandate. This book paints a comprehensive picture of school finance to illuminate issues with the current system and suggest ways to improve that system.
Ovid K. Wong is an associate education professor at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of twenty-two books and has received the Midwest Book Author award from the Children's Reading Roundtable of Chicago. Daniel M. Casing spent more than twenty-five years in educational administration serving as building principal, district superintendent, and assistant superintendent for financial services. Casing served on the Greater City of Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois Economic Development Committee, the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for Trailways Girl Scout Council, was active in the Lions and Rotary International in addition to his service in the Illinois Association of School Business Officials.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Paving the Road to Support American Public Education Chapter 3 American Public Education the Land of Unequal Funding Chapter 4 The Expenditure Divide in the Land of Unequal Opportunity Chapter 5 Narrowing the Gap of Educational Funding Chapter 6 Budgetary Issues in an Economic Recession Chapter 7 Prioritize Education Expenditure to Maximize Student Opportunities Chapter 8 Conclusion