This book provides a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of school finance, while establishing a firm understanding of the relationship between school finance systems to their broader economic, political and sociological context. Organization: This book is organized around (a) context, (b) equity, (c) adequacy and (d) productivity and efficiency. Research Base: This book is based on the best available and most up-to-date empirical research by leading scholars across the various fields related to school finance policy. Simulation Activities: This book inlcudes numerous spreadsheet simulation and data analysis activities. The authors have developed user friendly simulations with thorough documentation regarding the use and underlying assumptions of the simulation. Companion Website: Includes up-to-date, downloadable versions of all chapter simulations.Richards, Craig E. is the author of 'School Finance', published 2007 under ISBN 9780130984586 and ISBN 0130984582.