Additional Resources

For more information about economics and educational efficiency, the authors recommend the following articles, which they say are accessible and relevant for superintendents:

“Rethinking Educational Productivity and Its Measurement” by R. A. Rolle, in Measuring School Performance and Efficiency: Implications for Practice and Research, edited by L. Stiefel et. al., 2005, Eye on Education, Larchmont, N.Y.

“Out With the Old and in With the New: Thoughts on the Future of Educational Productivity and Efficiency” by R. A. Rolle in Peabody Journal of Education, 2004, 79 (3).

“Obstacles and Opportunities: Some Simple Economics of School Finance Reform” by W. S. Barnett in Educational Policy, 1994, 8 (4).

“The Politics of Educational Productivity” by W. L. Boyd and W. T. Hartman, in Micro-level School Finance: Issues and Implications for Policy, edited by D. H. Monk and J. Underwood, 1988, Ballinger Publishing Co., Cambridge, Mass.