Previous Chapter Chapter 15: Other Recent Educational Issues and Reforms
Chapter 15: Other Recent Educational Issues and Reforms
As education has moved well into the 21st century, it stands in a place of centrality that means that schooling has become the subject of many reform initiatives and controversial issues. Although these reforms and issues frequently vary considerably from each other, the gamut of topics is a reminder of the extent to which the influence of educational events is pervasive and that school issues are inextricably connected with the welfare of youth and national health.
Equalization of school funding represents one of the most intriguing of these topics, particularly since about half of the states in the union have implemented equalization requirements (Education Trust, 2002; Quade, 1996). Perhaps the most publicized set of educational ...