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School Funding Is Complicated — So Let’s Do Something About It

One question I repeatedly get asked is, “Why are state school funding formulas so complicated?” My first answer to that question is...

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Is It Time to Stop Funding Schools With Local Property Taxes?

Local Schools, Local Funding Today 44.6 percent of funding for public education in this country comes from local sources with most of this...

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In Education Funding, Size Does Matter

I’m often asked the question, “When it comes to funding – what is the optimal size of a school district?” Data from the U.S. Census...

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Making Sense of the Changes to Financial Aid Funding in President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget

While it’s currently just a proposal, President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget puts several big changes to student financial aid...

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Coupling Incentives to Tuition Caps: A new path toward affordability?

The sun is shining; the birds are chirping – it’s the season for high school graduation. Congratulations to the class of 2017! As...

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The Hidden Numbers Behind President Trump’s Proposed Education Budget

Earlier this month President Donald J. Trump issued a paper entitled “America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great...

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How The Great Recession Impacted Teacher Pay

The most recent economic downturn – commonly referred to as the Great Recession – impacted all aspects of our society including public...

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Why Don’t We Just Smoke, Drink and Gamble our Way to a Better Public Education System?

In meeting-after-meeting in state-after-state I’ve been asked the same question, “Isn’t there some new way that we can fund public...

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Do We Spend Too Much on Special Education?

I was recently asked this question while presenting at Education Commission of the States’ National Forum in Washington, D.C., and my...

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Interpret with Caution: New state-level student loan repayment data

The way borrowers repay their federal student loans has changed dramatically over the past several years. It used to be that borrowers...

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