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September 19, 2019
Betsy DeVos says schools are strapped for cash because of well-paid bureaucrats. Here’s why that’s misleading.
Despite DeVos' claim otherwise, highly paid administrators simply don’t account for a particularly big slice of school spending.
return on investment
August 13, 2019
4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students
The latest research offers one solution for policymakers, advocates, and philanthropists who have been vexed by flat national test scores.
March 26, 2019
Three misleading claims Betsy DeVos made before Congress
As DeVos restated her positions on school choice initiatives and skepticism of spending more money on education, she also reprised a number of misleading claims.
Gov. Murphy proposes boost to education spending — and a new ‘millionaire’s tax’ to help pay for it
Murphy’s spending plan would boost state aid for K-12 education by $206 million, and raise taxes on those earning more than $1 million.
March 4, 2019
Most NJ students in poor areas attend underfunded schools, report shows, even as Murphy promises to boost education spending
Even with a funding boost from the state, schools in high-poverty districts like Newark get less money than schools in wealthier districts with more tax revenue.
Updated March 4, 2019
Teacher pay, school vouchers among possibilities when Tennessee governor rolls out spending plan
Gov. Bill Lee will unveil his first proposed budget and deliver his first State of the State address on Monday.
more money more learning
December 17, 2018
Does money matter for schools? Why one researcher says the question is ‘essentially settled’
Twelve recent studies have found that spending more money in schools means significant benefits for students, including rising test scores and graduation rates.
April 13, 2018
Why the school spending graph Betsy DeVos is sharing doesn’t mean what she says it does
Simply pointing to two trends that coincide doesn't say anything about how one affects the other.
Show me the money
March 12, 2018
We read new reports on the state of school funding in America so you don’t have to. Here’s what we learned.
While poor students necessarily don’t get less money than their affluent peers, they usually don’t get extra money for addressing additional needs.
February 5, 2018
At state budget hearing, Mayor de Blasio says he won’t ‘crowdsource’ chancellor search
During his three-hour testimony, de Blasio continued to push for more education funding than Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed in the state budget plan for the coming year.
June 12, 2017
A powerful pairing: Pre-K boosts future incomes and reduces risk of jail, especially when schools spend more
Why do some early childhood programs produce big benefits for students, but others don’t? It may have a lot to do with money.
more money fewer problems
June 6, 2017
DeVos says school spending and student outcomes aren’t related, but recent research suggests otherwise
More money is not the answer for schools, suggested Betsy DeVos—but a wave of new studies show that additional money for schools can make a big difference for students.
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