A Think Twice Review of:
Review of Think Again: Is Education Funding in America Still Unequal?
Think Twice - Sep 05, 2023
Publisher/Think Tank - Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Author(s) - Adam Tyner
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently released a report claiming that the problems of inequality and inadequacy of public school funding have largely been solved. This is incorrect, according to a review of the report.
Reviewer(s) - Bruce Baker, University of Miami
While the Fordham report does acknowledge that additional school funds may be necessary in some cases, it suggests those are relatively few. Relying on national funding averages that can mask the shortchanging of districts serving vulnerable student populations, the report’s analysis is too coarse- grained to inform state-level policy, where inequities and inadequacies persist despite the report’s assertion otherwise.