Modern School Business Administration: A Planning Approach (Peabody College Education Leadership Series), 1/e Guthrie, Hart, Hack, Candoli This text covers historical and current trends in leadership in a very practical way, using cases and a problem-solving approach as vehicles for examination. The "Modern" approach of this book explores professional challenges, performance expectations, and operating conditions encountered by contemporary American school leaders. It is part of Allyn & Bacon's new Educational Leadership series from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, one of the leading schools of education in the world. For additional features see the inside front cover. A word from the authors: The purpose of this textbook is three-fold. The first is to provide a school business official, or a prospective school business official, with a thorough understanding of the rapidly evolving context in which American public education now finds itself. The book's second purpose is to provide the next generation of business administrators with prerequisite knowledge of key school business concepts and practices and the tools that thus enable them to leverage school management matters to further advance contemporary education operations. A third purpose for this book is to serve as a reference work, a rich set of understandings to which school business officials can routinely turn when they desire added information on a management topic What your colleagues are saying: T.J. Meyers, University of Memphis: "This textbook is an icon" Sidney Brown, Alabama State University "Overall, this is an excellent book for educational administrative graduate students in the college of education" "This text is thus far one of the best published" Gloria Poole, Florida A&M University "This is an excellent book in content. It includes the concepts and skills my students need to be prepared for fiscal management and an in-depth understanding of the overarching concepts of school finance and operations."John R. Ray is the author of 'Modern School Business Administration: A Planning Approach (Peabody College Education Leadership Series)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205572144 and ISBN 0205572146.