Simultaneous pressures to reduce costs and increase student achievement have never been greater than they are today. Not only is cost-cutting essential in this era of tightened resources, argue Hess and Osberg, but eliminating inefficient spending is critical for freeing up resources to drive school reform. This provocative book brings together a dynamic group of authors-scholars, consultants, journalists, and entrepreneurs-who offer fresh insights into an issue school or district can afford to igre.
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.