What roles do the federal, state and local governments play in PreK-12 public schools? Why might a state want to limit federal government power over a school? Weegy:
Funding for K?12 schools
According to a 2005 report from the OECD, the United States is tied for first place with Switzerland when it comes to annual spending per student on its public schools, [ with each of those two countries spending more than $11,000. However, the United States is ranked 37th in the world in education spending as a percentage of gross domestic product. All but seven of the leading countries are in the third world; ranked high because of a low GDP. U.S. public schools lag behind the schools of other developed countries in the areas of reading, math, and science.
According to a 2007 article in The Washington Post, the Washington D.C. public school district spends $12,979 per student per year. This is the third highest level of funding per student out of the 100 biggest school districts in the U.S. According to the article, however, these schools are ranked last in the amount of funding spent on teachers and instruction, and first on the amount spent on administration. The school district has produced outcomes that are lower than the national average. In reading and math, the district's students score the lowest among 11 major school districts ? even when poor children are compared with other poor children. 33% of poor fourth graders in the U.S. lack basic skills in math, but in Washington D.C., it's 62%.
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What roles do the federal, state and local governments play in PreK-12 public schools? Note:
current role that the federal government plays in our PreK-12 public schools, and how current practitioners or policymakers can manage that role in ways that improve outcomes for all children. [ Particular emphasis will be placed on how federal programs impact at the school level and how school site leaders can manage and use various federal programs to improve educational results for all children. For those outside the school level this course will provide a deeper understanding of how these programs can be used to support positive outcomes for students at the local level. We will begin with a brief examination of the history of school reform efforts in America, emphasizing the role that the federal government has played in the formation and shaping of how our schools function. We will explore the role the federal government has played (and not played), for better or worse, in the creation of vocational education, bilingual education, racially integrated schools, gender-equitable programs, and inclusive environments for students with disabilities. The course will then turn its attention to the federal government and policymaking. We will explore how the structure of the federal government interacts with national sentiment, history, local and state systems, and research to promote (and inhibit) the creation of policies that interact with the public schools. Subsequently, the bulk of the course will focus on federal policies that impact the work of educators in districts and schools, particularly the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind Act, the Perkins Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (welfare reform), Social Security, Medicaid, Head Start, the federal Children's Mental Health Services program, and Reading First. We will explore in detail how these policies are shaping the way schools currently operate, how school-based practitioners can use them to improve outcomes for children, and where potential policy "gaps" exist for productive future work. ] Auto answered|Score 1|emdjay23|Points 40|Note:
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Federal, state, and local governments fund K–12 public education in the United States. Under the Constitution, the state is responsible for public education. [ Annual funding levels vary dramatically across the country, with an average range from $4,000 to $10,000 for students without disabilities and $10,000 to $20,000 for students with disabilities. The federal government contributes about 10% of the total budget for both groups, primarily in the form of categorical grants to state education agencies. Local taxes generate the bulk of school funding (40%–50%). The heavy reliance on local property taxes causes significant funding differences within and across states. Some states have attempted to address the inequity by developing formulas that help equalize disparities and increase funding to disadvantaged areas.
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