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Public Schools

1st Edition


Welcome to the companion website for Financing Public Schools: Theory, Policy, and Practice by Kern Alexander, Richard G. Salmon, and F. King Alexander. This comprehensive textbook moves beyond the basics of financing public elementary and secondary education to explore the historical, philosophical, and legal underpinnings of a viable public school system. Diving deeper than other school finance books, the authors explore the political framework within which schools must function, discuss the privatization of education and its effects on public schools, offer perspectives regarding education as an investment in human capital, and expertly explain complex financial and economic issues.

On this interactive website, instructors and students will find a wealth of resources for each chapter:

  • PowerPoint Lecture Notes for instructors, complete with key figures and terms from each chapter and downloadable for classroom use.
  • A Test Bank of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions for instructor use in student assessments.
  • Issues for Class Discussion to lead students and instructors in conversation around the central topics of each chapter.
  • Online Resources, including links to technical reports, textbooks, and journal articles for further reading.