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Funding For Justice

Funding For Justice

Money, Equity, and the Future of Public Education

Authored By Bob Peterson | Edited By Stan Karp, Robert Lowe, Barbara Miner

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A valuable, practical resource on an issue that touches every school and community. Going beneath the legal jargon and complex funding formulas, Funding for Justice presents the complicated issues of school finance in readable form for teachers and parents as well as policy makers and education advocates.


In over 25 articles packed with information, background, and analysis, Funding for Justice makes a strong case for providing both adequate and equitable funding to all schools.

"Funding for Justice is an invaluable collection of essays, one of the best I've ever seen. It's readable, informative,insightful, and powerful. A great resource for anyone interested in improving our public schools."

Jeffrey Hayden, Executive Producer of the PBS Special: Children in America's Schools with Bill Moyers

Money, Schools, And Justice — 3
   by the Editors


Equity Suits Clog the Courts — 4
   by Stan Karp


Savage Inequalities, 1997 —-10
    an interview with Jonathan Kozol


Funding Should Be Tied To A New Vision of Schooling — 12
    a Rethinking Schools Perspective


Race, Power, and Funding: An Historical Perspective —14
    by Robert Lowe


All Children Deserve the Best —17
    by Nel Noddings


Equal Opportunity and The Federal Role in Education — 18
    by Harvey Kantor


Where Has the Money Gone? —- 22
    by Richard Rothstein


Does Money Make a Difference? — 24
    by Arthur MacEwan


Who Pays the Taxes? — 28
    by Jim Westrich


Who Owns the Wealth? — 31
    by Eric Decker


Where Should the Money Go? — 32
    by Robert Slavin


The Benefits of Smaller Classes — 34
    by Barbara Miner


School Facilities at Crisis Level — 36
    by Bob Peterson


Really Rich White Guys — 39
    by Phyllis Sides


Schools, Equity, and The 'Information Superhighway' — 40
    by Leon Lynn


Free the Internet! — 43
    a Rethinking Schools Perspective


Different Districts, Different Worlds — 44
    by Stan Karp


Tackling the Special Ed Controversy — 46
    by Mara Sapon-Shevin


Michigan: Tax Relief Fails to Guarantee Equity — 48
    by Barbara Miner


Wisconsin School Funding: 'Robin Hood in Reverse" — 50
    by Barbara Miner


Will Private Fund Raising Undermine School Equity? — 52
    by Leon Lynn


Commercialism Thrives as School Budgets Squeezed — 54
    by Leon Lynn


Taking Action for Funding Justice — 55
    by Bob Peterson


Fasting for Justice —- 56
    by Stan Karp


Ohio's Third Grade Guarantee — 57


Resources — 58


The Courts and Equity: A State-by-State Overview — 61
    by Jennifer Morales


Glossary — 68

Contents include:

Where Has the Money Gone? by Richard Rothstein

What Should the Money Be Used For? by Robert Slavin

Savage Inequalities, 1997 An Interview with Jonathan Kozol

Does Money Make a Difference by Arthur MacEwan

Race, Power and Funding: An Historical Perspective by Robert Lowe

Tackling the Special Ed Controversy by Mara Sapon-Shevin

All Children Deserve the Best by Nel Noddings

Equity Suits Clog the Courts by Stan Karp

Who Pays the Taxes? by Jim Westrich

Equal Opportunity and the Federal Role in Education by Harvey Kantor

The Benefits of Smaller Classes by Barbara Miner

Action for Funding Justice by Bob Peterson

State by State Summaries of Funding Inequities and Legal Challenges

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Funding For Justice

ISBN: 9780942961218

Publication date: 07/07/1998

Paperback:
$5.00