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Does Money Matter?

The Equity Center posted this recently:  

We want to make sure all EC members are aware of a new report by the Albert Shanker Institute called Revisiting that Age-Old Question: Does Money Matter In Education? The report’s conclusions are similar to those found by the Equity Center’s own publication from 2010 (Money Does Matter! Investing in Texas Children and Our Future). This is an important new report that confirms what we all know to be true, but it cannot be emphasized too much. Here’s one sentence from the report, written by Bruce Baker of Rutgers University: In short, money matters, resources that cost money matter, and more equitable distribution of school funding can improve outcomes. Policymakers would be well-advised to rely on high-quality research to guide the critical choices they make regarding school finance.  

February 15, 2012