Stretching the School Dollar: How Schools and Districts Can Save Money While Serving Students Best (Educational Innovations Series)

Simultaneous pressures to reduce costs and increase student achievement have never been greater than they are today. Not only is cost-cutting essential in this era of tightened resources, argue Hess and Osberg, but eliminating inefficient spending is critical for freeing up resources to drive school reform.

Stretching the School Dollar book brings together a dynamic group of authors—scholars, consultants, journalists, and entrepreneurs—who offer fresh insights into an issue no school or district can afford to ignore.

Stretching the School Dollar is a volume in the Educational Innovations series.

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    By C O’Hora on May 08, 2017

    Eye Opener

    By Quo Vadis on May 08, 2017

    Educational Cents and Sense

    By Anonymous on May 08, 2017

    Non-stop increases in national K-12 per-pupil spending has increased inflation-adjusted dollars by one-third since 1995. Funding formulas and myriad state laws and regulations have had enormous impact on spending decisions – eg. most districts follow pay structures that require extra pay for teachers earning additional credits, despite research showing little or no benefit to pupils. Similarly for experience. Layoffs usually are made on a last-in, first-out basis instead of teacher…

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