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The Reason Foundation's new brief examines Jerry Brown's school finance reform plan and touts the benefits of its weighted student funding. However, little evidence is presented to support the report's claims, and thus it provides little value to policymakers.
This 10-part brief takes up important policy issues and identifies policies supported by research. Each section focuses on a different issue, and its recommendations for policymakers are based on the latest scholarship.
A recent report contends that U.S. students are performing inadequately in math and science and should start taking part in a new international test; however, it is not grounded in research nor does it explain how the test would aid in determining curriculum or teaching strategies.
Bill Mathis concludes his series of briefs on current policy issues with a discussion of the evidence demonstrating that segregating students according to ability is harmful and discriminatory.
Bill Mathis examines the particular challenges faced by students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT), and suggests actions for schools and educators to take to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for this population.