Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Rethinking School Finance – A Look at Funding Equity and Effectiveness
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Rethinking School Finance – A Look at Funding Equity and Effectiveness

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, July 9, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation on how best to improve the nation’s school finance system. Our nation needs to do far more to improve both the fairness and 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.

At this event, CAP will release and discuss “Return on Education Investment: A District-by-District Evaluation of U.S. Educational Productivity” by Ulrich Boser. Two additional reports also be released: “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
Jennifer Alexander
, Chief Executive Officer, ConnCAN
Robert Hanna, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


July 9, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
A light breakfast will be provided at 9:00 a.m.


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

RSVP for this event.

For additional information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected].