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Financing Education in a Climate of Change, 11th Edition

By Vern Brimley, Deborah A. Verstegen, Rulon R. Garfield

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 28, 2011


For educational administration and leadership students taking school finance courses.


A popular, user-friendly school finance text that is both current and comprehensive.  

The newly revised eleventh edition of this classic school finance text retains its practical tone and superior presentation while adding the most up-to-date information and material regarding education finance. Providing readers with a firm knowledge of all facets of financing education — along with a number of helpful pedagogical tools such as clear tables and end-of-chapter assignment projects — this new edition adds information on hot button topics including the economics of education, recent and relevant court decisions, and the ongoing debate about school vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools.

Table of Contents





1        The Economics of Education

2        The Need for Adequate Funds

3        Financing Education Equitably

4        Patterns for School Finance Systems

5        Sources of Revenue

6        Eroding Local Control         

7        Education: A State Function

8        Federal Interest in Education

9        The Influence and Climate of the Courts   

10      Public Funds and Nonpublic Schools

11      Financing School Facilities

12      Administering the District and School Budget

13      Accounting and Auditing

14      Business Aspects of the School Community         

15      Human Resources and School Finance

16      The Road Ahead in School Finance


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