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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.

The Albert Shanker Institute has released a report titled “Does Money Matter In Education?” You can read an accompanying blog post about it here, and a commentary in The Washington Post here

In Public Education, Edge Still Goes to Rich is from The New York Times.

Chart: “Most States Have Cut K-12 Per Student Funding Since 2008″

School Spending Increases Linked to Better Outcomes for Poor Students is from Ed Week.

The Dirty, Little Secret in America’s Education Wars? Money Matters is by Jeff Bryant.

Does Money Matter? Is School Funding Fair? is from Ed Week.

Statistic Of The Day: New Study Finds That Money Matters For Schools

When public schools get more money, students do better
is a Washington Post article about a new study I’ve previously discussed.

Is Improving Schools All About Money? is from The New York Times.

Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings is from Education Next.

Inequitable school funding called ‘one of the sleeper civil rights issues of our time’ is from The Washington Post.

Money Does Matter After All appeared in Education Next.

The Truth About School Funding is an excellent post by Ben Spielberg.

New Report: Does Money Matter in Education? Second Edition is from The Shanker Institute.

Second Statistic Of The Day: “Spending in nation’s schools falls again…”

Statistic Of The Day: Money Makes A Difference For Schools

More Money Really Does Make Schools Better appeared in Bloomberg View.

“Throwing money at the problem” may actually work in education is from The Washington Center For Equitable Growth.

NPR Begins Impressive-Looking Series On Money & Schools

NY Times Publishes Impressive Interactive On School Funding

Statistic Of The Day: Many States Spending Less On Schools Now Than Before Recession

Surprise – NOT! Study Finds That Money Matters To Education

DeVos says school spending and student outcomes aren’t related, but recent research suggests otherwise is from Matt Barnum.

School Funding Myths & Misdirects is from School Finance 101.

Statistic Of The Day: Study Finds That Reduced School Funding Negatively Impacts Students

Statistic Of The Day: Money Matters In Education

Statistic Of The Day: Teacher Pay Is Down

New Study Finds – Wait For It – More Money For Education Helps Students & Teachers

Does money matter for schools? Why one researcher says the question is ‘essentially settled’ is by Matt Barnum.

Spending More On Education For Low-Income Kids Improves Their Prospects As Adults is from NPR.

Student Outcomes: Does More Money Really Matter? is from Ed Week.

4 new studies bolster the case: More money for schools helps low-income students is from Chalkbeat.

Not Surprising Statistic Of The Day: New Study Finds Increased School Spending Helps Students

Beyond Spending Levels: Revenue Uncertainty and the Performance of Local Governments∗ is a new study that finds even questions about future school revenues negatively impacts student outcomes, even if the cuts don’t actually materialize.

Understanding the Effects of School Funding is from The Public Policy Institute of California.

What Impacts Can We Expect from School Spending Policy? Evidence from Evaluations in the U.S. is from Kirabo Jackson.




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