Adequate Funding: A Matter of Political Will: County Superintendents in Santa Clara Have Come Together to Brainstorm the Efforts Needed to Move Forward on the Adequate School Funding Agenda

By Quon, Phil | Leadership, January-February 2006 | Go to article overview

Adequate Funding: A Matter of Political Will: County Superintendents in Santa Clara Have Come Together to Brainstorm the Efforts Needed to Move Forward on the Adequate School Funding Agenda


Quon, Phil, Leadership


Adequate school funding: What does it look like? How do we get to it? Who pays for it? These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered so that California schools can do the job the public demands and expects. As educators, we certainly share those same expectations and will hold ourselves directly accountable for the end result, but will somebody please provide the financial resources needed to get there?

Last year, the Santa Clara County Superintendents Association met early in the fall to identify our focus of efforts for the 2004-05 school year. Our discussion centered on what was most important for us to spend our time on during the school year. The discussion soon led to a natural focal point: that of securing adequate school funding for us to do our jobs. We reviewed the successes in other states where this issue has been debated and either legislated or adjudicated.

What was clear to all of us was that rather than scatter our limited resources (and human energy), we should begin to create the dialog to put this into the forefront of our activities.

A small sub-group met and invited ACSA staff and Stanford Professor Michael Kirst, director of Policy Analysis for California Education, to begin the dialog on the subject of adequate school funding and to brainstorm what efforts would be needed to move this agenda forward.

Holding the state accountable

It was disappointing to sit at the table knowing that the governor, for all intents and purposes, blew off the Quality Education Commission, which had as part of its mission the task of providing recommendations in the area of adequate school funding. (Anyone remember the California Master Plan for Education?)

There is certainly no argument out there about the differential costs for educating a regular education student, a GATE student, an ELL student, a Title I student and a special education student. In fact these costs can certainly be quantified and averaged out across the state. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Adequate Funding: A Matter of Political Will: County Superintendents in Santa Clara Have Come Together to Brainstorm the Efforts Needed to Move Forward on the Adequate School Funding Agenda
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.