I am astounded when I read, as I did this morning in Sacramento Bee’s coverage of our state’s huge budget gap, these kinds of quotes:
Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, questioned the focus on funding levels.
“California needs to get more education bang for the buck, it doesn’t need more dollars into education,” he said.
I thought I’d pull together a very short list of articles that could refute this type of thinking, and am interested in hearing other suggestions, too.
Here is my short list of The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools:
Does Money Matter in School Reform? by Walt Gardner at Education Week
If money doesn’t matter… at School Finance 101
When schools have money…, also at School Finance 101
The relationship between education spending and test scores is an important piece.
More Flunkin’ out from Flunkout Nation (and junk graph of the week!) is from School Finance 101.
Inexcusable Inequalities! This is NOT the post funding equity era! is from School Finance 101.
Time to Throw Money at the Problem is by David B. Cohen.
In Public Education, Edge Still Goes to Rich is from The New York Times.
The Dirty, Little Secret in America’s Education Wars? Money Matters is by Jeff Bryant.
Additional suggestions are always welcome.
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