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Pondering Chartering: What do we know about administrative and instructional spending?

December 14, 2015

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In a recent report, Gary Miron and I discuss some of the differences in resource allocation practices between Charter operators and district schools.  Among other things, we discuss the apparently high administrative expenses of charter operators. But in that same report, we explain that some of these higher administrative expenses, and, as a result lower […]

Pondering Chartering: Who’s actually running America’s charter schools?

July 22, 2015


Education policy research and the rhetoric emergent from that research typically fails to represent the realities – the real distribution – of schooling across our nation. We focus extensively on urban schooling most often ignoring what might or might not work in the suburbs or rural areas. We focus on development of reading and math/STEM […]

On School Finance Equity & Money Matters: A Primer

March 1, 2015

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Conceptions of Equity, Equal Opportunity and Adequacy Reforms across the nation to state school finance systems have been focused on simultaneously achieving equal educational opportunity and educational adequacy. While achieving and maintaining educational adequacy requires a school finance system that consistently and equitably meets a certain level of educational outcomes, it is important to maintain […]

How and Why Money Matters in Schools (one more time – updated)

January 20, 2015


This post is taken from a forthcoming report in which I summarize literature related to state school finance reforms and explore relationships between changing distributions of funding and distributions of tangible classroom level resources. The newly released Jackson, Johnson and Persico NBER paper speaks to similar issues and is included in the discussion that follows: […]

Thoughts on Elite Private Independent Schools and Public Education Reforms

January 6, 2014


I was informed by my brilliant and thoughtful cousin Bill the other day that on Jan 6-7 in Washington, DC., John Chubb, the new head of the National Association of Independent Schools is convening what he refers to as a Prominent Research Gathering, described here: NAIS will convene leading economists and educational research professionals with […]

Helicopters can improve minority college attendance & other misguided policy implications: Comments on the Brookings “Voucher” Study

August 24, 2012


Here’s my quick response to the Brookings report released yesterday on the long term effects of vouchers on a randomized pool of participants in New York City. Let’s say I conducted a study in which I rented a fleet of helicopters and used those helicopters to, on a daily basis, transport a group of randomly […]

More expensive than what? A quick comment on CAP’s CSR report

April 14, 2011


The Center for American Progress today release a report on class size reduction authored by Matthew Chingos, who has conducted a handful of recent interesting studies on the topic. This report reads more or less like a manifesto against class size reduction as a strategy for improving school quality and student outcomes. I’ll admit […]