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Money Mutterers

Publisher: School Administrator, 64(6)
Page Number: 6

Does money matter in K-12 education? It certainly matters to those people who are trying to convince everyone else that money doesn’t matter. Over the past three decades, well-funded free-market think tanks have gained considerable influence. They have done so, in part, by producing generously financed “research” documents that advance their agenda. Given the money promoting these efforts, it is ironic that one key part of that agenda is the proposition that, for public schooling at least, money doesn’t matter. They contend past increases in funding have not resulted in improved student achievement so policymakers should now resist proposals for more school funding.

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