NYU Steinhardt

Financing Schools: Equity and Adequacy in Public Education

  • Course Number: EDPLY-GE 2020
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: An introduction to the concepts, practice, & economics of elementary & secondary school finance in the United States. Emphasis on the analysis of equity & adequacy in school funding, & the policies targeted toward meeting these objectives. In part through the use of case studies, the course will examine the causes & consequences of school finance reform, & the impact of funding systems on the level & distribution of resources & student achievement. Other topics will include: the link between school finance & accountability, school-lever resource allocation, facilities financing, & teacher compensation policy.
  • Old Course Number: E51.2020