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

Table of Contents

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