Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars
‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.
Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice
Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll
You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries
The U.S. is spending dramatically more per pupil than in decades past, yet teacher salaries have barely kept pace with inflation.
Dear Districts: These Are the Glory Days. Are You Ready for Tomorrow’s Financial Pain?
Just like the years leading up to 2008, the last few years have yielded stronger growth in funds for schooling. And just like in 2008, there are signs of trouble ahead.
How Progressive is School Funding in the United States?
The fact that overall funding progressivity remains low despite two decades of reforms suggests a troubling lack of progress on equitable funding of public schools.
That’s Not Fair!
Students in public charter schools receive $5,721 or 29% less in average per-pupil revenue than students in traditional public schools.
Charters Must Avoid Recreating the Failed School District Financial Model
It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.
With New Data, School Finance is Coming Out of the Dark Ages
A sleeper provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act will serve up a motherlode of never-before-available school-level financial data.
Why Teachers Need Portable Benefits
Traditional pension benefits aren’t portable. When a teacher moves to a new state, her previous service years don’t automatically rollover for free. Instead, she starts back at zero.
What’s at Stake in the Ongoing Fight About School Spending Comparability?
Today’s dispute over comparability marks the midpoint in a decades-long struggle over whether districts have a right to skimp on funding their most troubled schools.