Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-202) and index.
What are the key problems with school funding? School funds are adequate but are spent inefficiently / Marcus A. Winters -- Increased school funding improves student performance and quality of education / Arne Duncan -- School funding is vulnerable to economic downturns / Jason Reece -- The Federal government protects student funding from economic downturns / Arthur Peng ; James Guthrie -- Federal stimulus money should not be used for education / Lynne K. Varner -- Federal stimulus money should be used for education / The Daily Collegian -- How should school funds be allocated? Weighted student funding effectively allocates resources / Christian Braunlich -- Weighted student funding does not allocates funds effectively / Nicole Gelinas -- The 65 percent solution is essential to improve education / George F. Will -- The 65 percent solution is a flawed allocation system / Susan Phillips -- The Race to the Top competition spurs educational reform / Kevin D. Teasley -- The Race to the Top competition does not result in necessary reforms / Frederick M. Hess -- School funding should not be tied to establishing national standards / Neal McCluskey -- Tying federal funds to national standards will improve education / Erik Bryan -- How successful have recent funding initiatives been? School vouchers save money and improve education / Marcus A. Winters -- School vouchers fail to improve education / Greg Anrig -- Charter schools are a worthy investment in education / Ron Wolk -- Charter schools are no better than public schools / William G. Wraga -- The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program should continue / Targeted News Service -- The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program should be terminated / Alex Koppelman -- Diverse magnet schools improve access to education / Susan Eaton -- Magnet schools are deeply flawed / Victor Harbison -- Head Start is a worthwhile program / Yasmina Vinci -- Head Start is a failure / Andrew J. Coulson -- No Child Left Behind is harmful and should not be funded / Susan J. Hobart -- No Child Left Behind should be reformed / Michael J. Petrilli.