EdStat: Charter Schools Received $3,509 Less on Average in Annual Funding per Student Than District Schools in 2011
Even though charter schools and district schools receive equal funding from the state, charters generally receive less funding per student.
When charter schools opt out of state retirement plans, they usually offer their teachers an alternative.
States’ teacher pension plans have been managed so poorly that they’re now underfunded by $500 billion.
In 19 states, charter schools can offer their teachers an alternative to state retirement plans.
Pension costs, excluding Social Security and retiree health insurance, have grown from $520 per student in 2004 to $1,220 today.
Marguerite Roza is interviewed by Christine Schneider of the Walton Family Foundation about how school spending is related to efforts to improve schools.
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.
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
Students in public charter schools receive $5,721 or 29% less in average per-pupil revenue than students in traditional public schools.
As of December 2018, school districts nationwide will be required to report exactly what they spend on each of their schools. Will that information kick off a new wave of school finance research and reform? Could it become one of the law’s most important legacies? Marty West discusses the change with Marguerite Roza of Georgetown University.
It’s troubling to see that many charter schools and CMOs are steadily accumulating fixed costs.
A sleeper provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act will serve up a motherlode of never-before-available school-level financial data.
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.
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.
Communities rarely embrace tough trade-offs. We need to lean on school boards and superintendents to take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously.
Employer pension costs represent a significant drain on resources that might otherwise have been available for classroom expenditures.
A continuation of the debate over a study on the impact of school spending by C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson, and Claudia Persico
A response to Eric Hanushek
A response to Boosting Educational Attainment and Adult Earnings by C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker C. Johnson, and Claudia Persico
Does school spending matter after all?
In Michigan, school funding has increased, but schools aren’t seeing much of the money. Instead, most of the funding increases are going toward paying off the state’s retirement debt.
A common perception about how we pay public sector workers is fundamentally flawed.
At one elementary school, the average income is almost $250,000 per year. Is this school really more “public” than an inner-city Catholic school serving poor minority children? The public spends $12,000 per child on the former and $0 per child on the latter. Tell me again why that’s fair?
Pension plans have not made much of a dent in their long-term unfunded debt. How could this be?
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Paul Peterson looks at why it is so popular for politicians to call for more spending on schools.