Financing Education in a Climate of Change (12th Revised edition)

Financing Education in a Climate of Change (12th Revised edition)

By: Deborah A. Verstegen (author), Rulon R. Garfield (author), Vern R. Brimley (author)Paperback

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This new edition of the classic text in the field of school finance retains the practical tone and superior presentation that made the previous editions best sellers, while presenting the most up-to-date information and material available on key subjects. Here readers get a firm, balanced look of all facets of financing education, clarified and reinforced through numerous clear tables, figures, and key concept lists, and a tone and presentation that illustrates even the most difficult concepts. The new Twelfth Edition of Financing Education in a Climate of Change includes information on hot button topics such as the economics of education, recent court decisions 50-state comparison tables, the Common Core State Standards, and the ongoing debate about school vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools.

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Dr. Vern Brimley has been a public school administrator for over 30 years, retiring as administrative assistant to the superintendent of Provo City Schools. He has been director of federal programs, purchasing, research, public relations an elementary teacher and principal. He served on the State of Utah committee delegated by the Utah State Legislature to study the Utah School Finance system giving several presentations to the committee. Twelve major changes resulted from this study, including equalization of capital outlay budgets. Dr. Brimley taught in a secondary modern school in Great Britain for a year on a Fulbright Exchange scholarship. He was selected as one of 40 educational administrators from throughout the U.S. and Canada to participate in the initial intensive two-month study program under the sponsorship of the National Academy for School Executives (NASE) - the training arm of the American Association of School Administrators (NASA) - and the Danforth Foundation. The Study-Leave Fellowship provided the opportunity for Dr. Brimley to study the financial structure of state educational systems and state departments of education. The Kettering Foundation designated him as an Innovative Educator. He has been a consultant for the Utah State Legislature Education Committee and was liaison with that body while with Provo schools. He has been a consultant for several school districts Dr. Brimley was a student of Professor Percy Burrup and did research for the first edition of Financing Education in a Climate of Change and was co-author of the third edition with Professor Burrup. He teamed with Dr. Rulon Garfield after Dr. Burrup's death to write the fourth through eleventh edition and with Dr. Deborah Verstegen as co-author for the eleventh and twelfth edition. Dr. Brimley served as an Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University and has taught many education leadership courses, but specialized in school finance and school business management. He has presented papers at conferences including the American Education Finance Association and has written articles on various education issues. He is married to Dawn Baker Brimley. They are the parents of three daughters and have ten grandchildren. Deborah Verstegen is a Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno. She served as Edwin J. O'Leary Chair of Financial Management, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2006-07 and was a professor in finance, policy and leadership in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia for nearly two decades. Prior to joining the university community in 1984, she was a teacher, administrator and legislative aide in state government. She has had teaching experience at all levels, from pre-school, elementary, secondary, and community college, to university, at the graduate level. Her administrative experience in education is also broad. She has been a central office administrator for a K-12 school system in Alaska's Iditarod Area School District--which is approximately the size of Ohio and includes 14 schools and two preschools--Director of the Mid-management Program at the University of Texas at Austin, and Department Chair at UNR. She has worked in government as a legislative aide in Wisconsin's House of Representatives and as a lobbyist for the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Virginia in the Virginia General Assembly. She was named Distinguished National Fellow in Finance in 2011 and developed an equity statistic, later named the "Verstegen Index" by scholars. Dr. Verstegen is actively involved in several professional associations and currently she serves as an Education Policy Editor for the JEF and serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Education Finance Conference. Currently, she is a tenured professor at the University of Nevada teaching graduate and undergraduate classes. Rulon Garfield, Ph.D., has a distinguished history in educational finance. As full Professor of Educational Leadership he sat in the finance-economic-policy chair at Brigham Young University formerly occupied by the late Percy E. Burrup. Just prior to accepting this position he was Director, Management Consultant Services, Coopers and Lybrand, assisting in finance and business administration issues for local districts, state departments of education, colleges and universities. He has been a Presidential Appointee of Gerald R. Ford as Chairman of the Federal Regional (VIII) Council; Regional Director (VIII) Department of Health, Education and Welfare; Lead Regional Director of Finance and Management, Lead Regional Director for Education, HEW; State Senator, serving on the Education and Appropriations Committees. His service included that of being a teacher in elementary school, junior high, high school, community college, college, university-undergraduate and graduate. As an educational leader at the elementary, secondary, district, state, and national levels he has had to solve many practical problems in educational finance. When chosen as an American Political Science Congressional Fellow, he served as a Legislative Staff Assistant in the United States House of Representatives and in the United States Senate as a Special Staff Assistant to the vice President of the United States. He is the author of numerous articles and three books, a speaker at national meetings and state conventions on educational finance. Dr. Garfield co-authored the fourth through the 10th editions of Financing Education in a Climate of Change with Dr. Vern Brimley and with the addition of Dr. Deborah Verstegen for the eleventh and twelfth edition.


Chapter 1 The Economics of Education Education as Human Capital Creation of Wealth and Education Education: An Important Industry A Public-Sector Responsibility Economics and Social Progress Economic Benefits of Education Noneconomic Benefits of Education Taxation and Education Cost-Quality Relationship in Education Chapter 2 The Need for Adequate Funds Societal Impact on Educational Needs Education Deserves High Priority The Public Wants Good Schools The Increasing Costs of Education Demographic and Social Influences The Consequences of Not Education People Adequately Society Suffers the Effects of Poor Education What is the Cost of an Adequate Education? Chapter 3 Financing Education Equitably Inequalities in Financing Education Equity: An Objective of School Finance Reform Equity at the School Level Measures of School District Wealth Historical Influences on Equity The Equalization Principal Improving State Equalization Practices Foundation Program Variations The Impact of Average Daily Attendance on Equity The Changing Climate and Current School Finance Practices Chapter 4 Patterns for School Finance Systems Developing Patterns Determining the Best Finance Plan Full State Funding District Power Equalization Property Reassessment and Local District Revenues Emphasis on Weighting Factors Principal Types of Weightings Chapter 5 Sources of Revenue The Taxation System Education- Financed by Government Characteristics of a Good Tax System Taxes for Education Income Tax Sales Tax Property Tax Excise Tax Severance Tax Other Funding Sources Potential New Taxes Chapter 6 Eroding Local Control Changing Rural-Urban Influence on Education Basic School District Administrative Units The Administration of Local School Districts Advantages of Local Control Fiscal Independence of School Districts Trends in Local Taxation Practices Measure of Local Taxpaying Ability Local, State, and Federal Tax Responsibility Chapter 7 Education: A State Function Early Development of State Responsibility Development of Decentralized Educational Systems Development of School Finance Policies Developmental Stages of School Finance The Varying State Programs State Ability to Support Education Chapter 8 Federal Interest in Education Federalism Historical Role of the Federal Government U.S. Department of Education Constitutional Role Block Grants, Categorical Aid, and General Aid Federal Expenditures Fiscal Advantages and Disadvantages Increased Government Service The Future of Federal Aid to Education Chapter 9 The Influence and Climate of the Courts Three Waves of School Finance Litigation The First Wave of School Finance Litigation The Second Wave of School Finance Litigation The Third Wave of School Finance Litigation: A Shift from Equity to Adequacy Second-Generation Adequacy Cases Impact of School Finance Litigation over Time Pressure for Reform Finance Reform or Tax Reduction? Court Decision Guidelines Chapter 10 Public Funds and Nonpublic Schools The Law and Church-State Relations Educational Choice Controversy Not Solved Chapter 11 Financing School Facilities Early Capital-Outlay Programs The Need Current Capital-Outlay Rulings State Support Equity in Financing Educational Facilities The Federal Government and Capital Outlays Capital-Outlay Finance Plans School Bonding Practices Other Alternatives Impact Fees Chapter 12 Administering the District and School Budget Evolution of Budgetary Practices Development of a Systems Approach to Budgeting District and School Budgetary Approaches District-Level Budgetary Practices Administering the District Budget School/District Coordination Budgeting at the School Level Challenge of Leadership Chapter 13 Accounting and Auditing The School Accounting System The Changing Accounting Environment Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Characteristics of Governmental (Fund) Accounting Encumbrance Accounting Cost Accounting Accrual Accounting Receiving and Depositing Funds Expending School Funds Auditing Protecting School Funds Chapter 14 Business Aspects of the School Community Increased Safety Hazards The Business Office Supplies and Equipment Purchasing Supply Management Risk Management Transportation School Food Services Chapter 15 Human Resources and School Finance The Expanded Role of Human Resources Administration Teacher Compensation Certification Pay-for-Performance-- Merit Pay Additional Issues Teachers and School Finance The Changing Assignments of Teachers Administrative and Supervisory Salaries Noncertified Personnel Salaries Payroll Policies and Procedures Government Influence Chapter 16 The Road Ahead in School Finance The Past as Prologue The Continuing Climate of Change Investments in Education Improvements in Education The Future of Public School Finance Unresolved Issues Some Characteristics of Educational Structure School Finance Goals The Challenge

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/01/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780133919783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780133919783
  • weight: 549
  • ISBN10: 0133919781
  • edition: 12th Revised edition

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