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Schoolhouses, courthouses, and statehouses : solving the funding-achievement puzzle in America's public schools /

Eric A. Hanushek and Alfred A. Lindseth.

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Main Author: Hanushek, Eric A.
Other Names: Lindseth, Alfred A.
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Topics: Public schools - United States - Finance. | Academic achievement - United States. | EDUCATION - Finance. | Studienerfolg | Öffentliche Schule | Finanzierung | Student.
Regions: United States. | USA.
Online Access: Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Main Author: Hanushek, Eric A. (Eric Alan), 1943-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 411 pages) : illustrations
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-393) and index.
ISBN: 9781400830251 (electronic bk.)
1400830257 (electronic bk.)


Summary: Spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase public-school funding, the United States now spends more per student on K-12 education than almost any other country. Yet American students still achieve less than their foreign counterparts, their performance has been flat for decades, millions of them are failing, and poor and minority students remain far behind their more advantaged peers. In this book, Eric Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth trace the history of reform efforts and conclude that the principal focus of both courts and legislatures on ever-increasing funding has done little to i.
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More Details for: Schoolhouses, courthouses, and statehous