Public School Policy Making Term Paper by supercalifragilistic

Public School Policy Making
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate an understanding of the public school policy process, key policy terminology and policy concepts by examining the public school (K-12) policy for the state of New York.
# 97662 | 3,635 words | 12 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 29, 2007 in Education (Administration) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper explores various policy papers, which define public school policy ranging from illumination of the classroom to environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance to funding recommendations. The author points out that a systematic difference was found between the federal and the non-federal systems in policy performance including little indication that federal systems either equalize or redistribute the aggregate resources of society. The paper relates that the goals of the governor's 'Campaign for Fiscal Equity' are (1) a multi-year, massive infusion of school funding, (2) the creation of a clear cut system of accountability to drive funds to key educational strategies and (3) a fair and simple foundation formula to distribute school aid based on student need not politics.

Table of Contents
BEST (Building Educational Success Together)
State of Affairs in New York State Schools
Inequality in Quality of Classroom Provision
Policy Adoption Recommendations of the Three Agencies
Fiscal Policy Recommendations
Policy Recommendations Comparison
New York State Board of Regents
The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Ford Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The American Institute for Research (A.I.R) and Management Analysis and Planning (MAP)
New York State Commission on Education Reform
Impact of Federalism on Policy-Making Process
Recent Policy Enactment

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Buckley, Jack (2004) Department of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Boston College. Online available at:
  • New York (2007) Access Litigation Recent Developments. School Funding.
  • Hunter, M.H. (2004) Estimating the Additional Cost of Providing an Adequate Education - New York State Fact Sheet. 2004 April 28. Prepared for New York State Board of Regents and New York State Education Department.
  • Keman, Hans (1984) Politics, Policies and Consequences: A Cross-national Analysis of Public Policy Formation in Advanced Capitalist Democracies (1967 - 1984) European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 12 Issue 2, Page 147. July 1984.
  • Office of Facilities Planning Newsletter #45 - November 2003. New York State Department of Education. NYSED. Available online at:

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