Capping Costs: Putting a Price Tag on School Reform

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R&L Education, Dec 16, 2011 - Education - 172 pages
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Early and recent school reformers demanded greater funding. They insisted that they needed it to protect children, the economy, and the nation. This book uses the case method to analyze the budgets that they proposed, the rhetoric that they employed, and the resistance that they encountered.
 

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Contents

Are Zombies Stalking Schools?
1
Chapter 1 Do Razors Belong at School?
3
Chapter 2 Can School Reform Be Marketed?
11
Chapter 3 Should Schools Buy Etextbooks?
21
Chapter 4 How Much Should Teachers Be Paid?
35
Chapter 5 What Can Be Done with Negligible Funds?
45
Chapter 6 Should Educators Worry about Diminishing Returns?
57
Chapter 7 What Drives Innovators?
69
Chapter 8 Should Schools Change Their Labor Practices?
81
Chapter 9 Can Redundant Spending Be Worthwhile?
93
Chapter 10 Is Educational Lobbying Immoral?
103
Chapter 11 Do Teachers Need Special Protection?
113
References
121
About the Author
159
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Gerard Giordano is professor at the University of North Florida and has written twelve books about education. His last three books, which were published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, focused on the case method.

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