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How Fair is the “Fairness Formula” for New Jersey School Children & Taxpayers?

June 29, 2016

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Originally posted on New Jersey Education Policy Forum:
Mark Weber, PhD Student, Rutgers Graduate School of Education Ajay Srikanth, PhD Student, Rutgers Graduate School of Education PDF Policy Brief: Weber.Srikanth.FairnessFormula.June_30 Executive Summary This brief provides a first look at the “Fairness Formula,” Chris Christie’s school tax reform plan. In this analysis, we show: The “Fairness…

New Report: Why most international comparisons of spending & outcomes are total BS!

June 8, 2016

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New Report: http://www.shankerinstitute.org/resource/deconstructing-myth-american-public-schooling-inefficiency Here’s the summary: In this paper, we begin by classifying the arguments that assert American schools are relatively inefficient into two categories: the long-term trend argument and the international comparison argument. Our focus herein is on the latter of these two. We then describe two frameworks for approaching either of these arguments: […]