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Journal & Law Review Articles in the Past Few Years

In Press 1.        Baker, B.D. (2015) School Finance and the Distribution of Equal Educational Opportunity in the Post-Recession U.S. Journal of Social Issues2.        Baker, B.D., Libby, K., Wiley, K. (2015) Charter School Expansion & Within District Equity: Confluence or Conflict? Education Finance and Policy
2014 3.        Baker, B.D. (2014) America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged Local Public School Districts. Journal of School Business Management. 26 (2) 10-19[i]4.        Baker, B. D. (2014). Evaluating the recession’s impact on equity & adequacy of state school finance systems. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22 (91) Retrieved [date], from        Green, P.C., Baker, B.D., Oluwole, J. (2014) How the Kansas Courts Have Permitted and May Remedy Racial Funding Disparities in the Aftermath of Brown. Washburn Law Journal

6.        Green, P.C., Baker, B.C., Oluwole, J. (2014) Having it Both Ways: How Charter Schools try to Obtain Funding of Public Schools and the Autonomy of Private Schools. Emory Law Journal 63 (2) 303-338

2013 7.        Baker, B.D., Taylor, L., Chambers, J., Levin, J., Blankenship, C. (2013) Adjusted Poverty Measures and the Distribution of Title I Aid: Does Title I Really Make the Rich States Richer? Education Finance and Policy 8(3) 394-4178.        Baker, B.D., Green, P.C., Oluwole, J. (2013) The legal consequences of mandating high stakes decisions based on low quality information: Teacher Evaluation in the Race-to-the-Top Era. Education Policy Analysis Archives
2012 9.        Baker, B.D., Welner, K.G. (2012) Evidence and Rigor: Scrutinizing the Rhetorical Embrace of Evidence-based Decision-making. Educational Researcher 41 (3) 98-10110.      Green, P.C., Baker, B.D., Oluwole, J. (2012) Legal implications of dismissing teachers on the basis of value-added measures based on student test scores. BYU Education and Law Journal 2012 (1)11.      Baker, B.D. (2012) Re-arranging deck chairs in Dallas: Contextual constraints on within district resource allocation in large urban Texas school districts. Journal of Education Finance 37 (3) 287-315
2011 12.      Baker, B.D. (2011) Exploring the Sensitivity of Education Costs to Racial Composition of Missouri School Districts. Peabody Journal of Education (special issue)13.      Baker, B.D., Welner, K. (2011) School Finance and Courts: Does Reform Matter, and How Can We Tell? Teachers College Record 113 (11) p. –14.      Fuller, E., Young, M.D., Baker, B.D. (2011) Do Principal Preparation Programs Influence Student Achievement through the Building of Teacher Team Qualifications by the Principal? An Exploratory Analysis. Educational Administration Quarterly 46 (5)


In Press 1.        Baker. B.D., Farrie, D., Sciarra, D. (in press) Mind the Gap: 20 years of progress and retrenchment in school funding & achievement gaps. Princeton, NJ. Educational Testing Service
2014 2.        Baker, B.D. (2014) Improving the Grade: How Localities (in States that Penalize School Absences) Can Support Student Health, School Attendance, and Educational Achievement.        Baker, B.D. (2014) Not Making the Grade: How Financial Penalties for School Absences Hurt Districts Serving Low-Income, Chronically Ill Kids        Baker, B.D., Levin, J. (2014) Educational Equity, Adequacy, and Equal Opportunity in the Commonwealth: An Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s School Finance System. American Institutes for Research/William Penn Foundation.

5.        Baker, B.D. (2014) America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got That Way. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress.

6.        Baker, B.D., Farrie, D., Sciarra, D. (2014) Is School Funding Fair? 2013 Edition. Education Law Center of New Jersey, Rutgers Graduate School of Education & Educational Testing Service

7.        Baker, B.D. (2013) Evaluating New York State’s School Finance System. New York State Association of Small City School Districts.

2013 8.        Baker, B.D. (2013) Poverty, Children’s Health & Public School Funding: Consequences of conditioning state aid for schools on attendance. ChangeLab Solutions9.        Coley, R., Baker, B.D. (2013) Poverty and Education: Finding the Way Forward. ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service      Baker, B.D., Bathon, J. (2013) School Finance 2.0: Crafting Responsible State Policies for the Financing of Online and Virtual Schooling. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center
2012 11.      Baker, B.D., Corcoran, S.P.(2012) The Stealth Inequalities of School Funding: How Local Tax Systems and State Aid Formulas Undermine Equality. Washington, DC. Center for American Progress.      Baker, B.D., Sciarra, D., Farrie, D. (2012) Is School Funding Fair? Second Edition, June 2012.      Baker, B.D., Libby, K., & Wiley, K. (2012). Spending by the Major Charter Management Organizations: Comparing charter school and local public district financial resources in New York, Ohio, and Texas. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved [date] from

14.      Clifford, M., Condon, C., Greenberg, A., Williams, R., Gerdeman, R.D., Fetters, J., and Baker, B. (2012). A descriptive analysis of the principal workforce in Wisconsin (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2012–No. 135). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest. Retrieved from

15.      Baker, B.D. (2012) Revisiting the Age Old Question: Does Money Matter in Education. Shanker Institute.

2011 16.      Baker, B.D., Welner, K.G. (2011) Productivity Research, the U.S. Department of Education, and High-Quality Evidence. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved [date] from      Baker, B.D. & Ferris, R. (2011). Adding Up the Spending: Fiscal Disparities and Philanthropy among New York City Charter Schools. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved [date] from

Policy Brief on State Aid in New York (Summer 2011) NY Aid Policy Brief_Fall2011_DRAFT6

A Few Old, Hard to Find &/or Out of Print Items

Private Management of Public Schools in Baltimore (1996) eai

History of the Rising State Role in Kansas and How it Led to Embedded Inequities Rising State Role in Kansas-R2_formatted

CHPT1.Micropolitan Schooling

CHPT2.Micropolitan Schooling

CHPT3.Micropolitan Schooling


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