Education Law Prof Blog: Study Finds Court Ordered Funding Reforms Produce Five Percent Increase in Graduation Rates

Education Law Prof Blog: Study Finds Court Ordered Funding Reforms Produce Five Percent Increase in Graduation Rates A new study by Chris Candelaria and Ken Shores adds another major finding in the debate over school funding.  In their paper, Court-Ordered Finance Reforms in the Adequacy Era: Heterogeneous Causal Effects and ...

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Authority, Schools, and America’s System of Government

The following is an edited version of a talk Andy Smarick gave to AEI’s Leadership Network about schools, subsidiarity, and civil society. Although this was probably billed as a talk about school reform, it’s mostly an argument about an approach to governing. I just don’t think we can have a serious conversation about education policy unless ...

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School Choice and Trump’s Budget

I caught up with Martin West at the Association for Education Policy and Finance conference in Washington, D.C., last week, where he shared his thoughts on school choice, Title I portability and the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that President Donald Trump has advanced. Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposes deep cuts for education but ...

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OurFuture.org: Words That Hurt Our Public Schools, and Ones That Help

OurFuture.org: Words That Hurt Our Public Schools, and Ones That Help I want to start off today with a story about my mom. Trust me, I’ll eventually transition to talking about education. But my mom’s story illustrates how attitudes are affected by media and language. My mom was born in 1923 on the plains of North Dakota. Her dad, ...

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