By Myron Lieberman
This e-book brings to gentle interesting information about the true rate of public education―one of America's greatest industries. It demonstrates that govt records at the expenditures of public schooling considerably understate the particular charges to taxpayers. The phasing in of recent and extra actual reporting standards through 2006 may also help in identifying the true price of public schooling.
Controversy over the recent reporting requisites will generate a excessive point of curiosity between policymakers, university board individuals, tuition directors, professors of schooling, the media, and others attracted to schooling.
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Cost-Effectiveness and Educational Policy, 2002 Yearbook of the American Educational Finance Association (Larchmont, NY Eye on Education, 2002), 1-17. Despite its pro-public school bias, the AEFA yearbook includes several useful analyses of cost issues and helpful references on cost issues. 14. Jennifer King Rice, “Cost Analysis in Education Policy Research,” in Cost-Effectivenessand Educational Policy, 2 1-36. CHAPTER 2 The Data Collection Process Although everyone recognizes that formal schooling requires substantial resources, measuring the costs of education is not an accurate science.
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HOW GASB STANDARDS ARE ESTABLISHED Accurate financial reporting demonstrates financial accountability to the public and is the basis for investment, credit, and many legislative and regulatory decisions. By July 2002, 15 states reported that the GASB requirements necessitated changes in their statewide finance reporting? School district management typically relies on an auditor’s statement of compliance with the Board’s standards in order to secure bond financing for building renovations or new construction.
Public Education as a Business; Real Costs and Accountability by Myron Lieberman