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Public education as a business : real costs and accountability

Author: Myron Lieberman; Charlene K Haar
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
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Publisher's description: This book brings to light fascinating details about the real cost of public education--one of America's biggest industries. It demonstrates that government statistics on the costs of public education substantially understate the actual costs to taxpayers. The phasing in of new and more accurate reporting requirements by 2006 will help in determining the real cost of public education.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lieberman, Myron, 1919-
Public education as a business.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606949478
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myron Lieberman; Charlene K Haar
ISBN: 0810847191 9780810847194
OCLC Number: 51203898
Notes: "A ScarecrowEducation book."
Description: xv, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The data collection process --
Infrastructure costs and GASB Statement No. 34 --
Unfunded pension obligations --
Parental support for public education --
Foundation support for public education --
Public school costs in higher-education budgets --
The educational costs of noneducational agencies of government --
Funding costs of public education --
Disincentive costs --
Implications, conclusions, and recommendations.
Responsibility: Myron Lieberman, Charlene K. Haar.

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