State leaders too often overlook a common practice that inhibits both efficiency and productivity: funding students who do not actually attend school in funded districts.
Following the dollars into the classroom
In Texas, differences are larger within districts than between
How is a school system supposed to improve productivity when so much of what matters can’t be centrally managed and scaled across schools?
Communities rarely embrace tough trade-offs. We need to lean on school boards and superintendents to take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.
When it comes to the effectiveness of their staffs, the alignment of their activities, their focus, and their culture, charter leaders innovate. When it comes to their finances, however, they don’t.