What's The Data Point? Episode 11 - $66 billion - a Back to School episode with CBC's Dave Friedfel & Riley Edwards [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]
This week we're back to school and the data point is $66 billion: the amount New York's school districts received in revenue during the 2015-2016 school year. Gotham Gazette's Ben Max and CBC's Director of State Studies Dave Friedfel discuss school funding: how much districts receive and whether aid is targeted to the neediest districts. Then, in part two of the back to school episode, CBC Research Associate Riley Edwards talks with Ben to bust myths about school overcrowding in New York City.