After the School Funding Decision
November 28th, 2006

With the legal battle over funding for New York City schools finished - at least for now - political leaders, educators and others can focus on what it really will take to approve student performance, writes Eric Hanushek in todays Sun. In his mind, that involves confronting two problems: a lack of transparency that makes it difficult to “accurately judge which schools and which teachers are performing well” and few incentives for administrators and teachers to excel. In the school system, Hanushek writes, “Somebody doing an exceptional job can expect the same career advancement and the same rewards as somebody doing a dreadful job.”

For more on the ruling in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case, see “The Last Word in School Funding?”

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One Response to “After the School Funding Decision”

  1. Larry Littlefield Says:
    November 28th, 2006 at 11:40 am

    Once again a “conservative” speaks with forked tongue.

    He says NYC doesn’t need any more money. But if that’s the case, why doesn’t he say that the rest of the state, which spends vastly more, requires less money? And that NYC residents should be taxed at the state level to cover the cost of higher spending elsewhere?

    These folks have two sets of rules for two sets of people.

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