Pennywise and Pound Foolish in Education
Marguerite Roza and Paul Hill
Published September 2004 in Public Administration Times
This article provides an overview of school funding. With the understanding that no one exactly knows how money for schools is spent and who receives the money, the authors suggest that weighed student funding would show exactly where the money is going and foster transparency and accountability for performance, thereby potentially closing the gaps in local public service quality between the privileged and the disadvantaged.