Rethinking School Finance: A Look At Funding Equity and Effectiveness

Our nation needs to do far more to improve both the fairness and the productivity of public school dollars. In other words, we need to make sure that schools and districts both get enough money to serve their population of students and then spend those dollars wisely.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation about how we might best improve our nation’s school finance system.

At this event, we will release “Return on Education Investment: A District-by-District Evaluation of U.S. Educational Productivity” by Ulrich Boser. We are also releasing two additional reports, “America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got that Way” by Bruce Baker and “Parallel Lives, Different Spending: A Twin Study of Academic Productivity in U.S. School Districts” by Robert Hanna.

Welcoming remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress


Congressman Chaka Fattah, D-PA

Bruce Baker, Professor, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education

Alice Cain, Vice President for Federal and State Policy, Teach Plus

Robert Hanna, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Victor Reinoso, former DC Deputy Mayor of Education and cofounder of Decision Science Labs

Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light breakfast will be provided at 9:00 AM.