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Dollars for Disabilities? What do we know?

September 24, 2009


In this article, Jay Greene and Marcus Winters present a grossly oversimplified perspective of what we really know about the relationship between state school finance systems – special education aid formulas – and state special education classification rates. This supposed problem plays out at two levels. First, it is assumed that states which allocate […]

Fact Check: Washington School Finance

September 23, 2009

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I read this today: And was especially intrigued by the first bullet point: “Schools receive more than $10,000 per pupil per year, about one-third more than private schools spend per student.” Having just completed my study of private school tax returns, this statement seemed a bit out of line and there was absolutely no […]

A busy day in school finance…

September 16, 2009

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Just checking my news alerts today. A lot going on: Massachusetts formula review: Kansas meeting among potential plaintiffs in response to aid cuts: New lawsuit brewing in Arizona: Comments on these at a later point.

Coulson’s selective reading skills…again!

September 14, 2009

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So… I’m browsing the Cato web site and Andrew Coulson’s blog entries this morning and find  post where Coulson explains that a 2008 study shows that spending more on K-12 education reduces economic growth (9-2-09 post). So, I look at the study. Here are the first two sentences of the conclusion section of that […]

Coulson still clueless

September 1, 2009

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In his most recent response to my response: Coulson continues to miss the entire point of my report and misunderstand methodological detail. First, Coulson assumes that the entire point of the report is to show that private schools spend a lot and that they spend more than public schools. The point is that some […]


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