Stretching the School Dollar is the right book at the right time. It offers research-based thinking and real options to school leaders facing tough budgetary choices in today s economy. The book s detailed examples how to analyze financial data, make the best use of teachers skills, and harness the new technologies, for example provide a road map to economic reform that enhances, rather than obstructs, student learning. --Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, American Association of School Administrators
Stretching the School Dollar arrives at a time when it is urgently needed. It is ideal for school district and state leaders who are interested in even desperate to know how our school systems can do more with less. It offers practical recommendations for cutting costs in ways that avoid damage to school programming as well as more dramatic and innovative ways to re-engineer how we do school. If you are ready to meet your fiscal commitments while providing a world-class education to your students, this is the book for you. --Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
About the Author
Frederick M. Hess is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and executive editor of Education Next. His books include Educational Entrepreneurship: Realities, Challenges, Possibilities and The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship. Eric Osberg is vice president and treasurer of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His publications include Fund the Child: Tackling Inequity and Antiquity in School Finance.