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A Think Twice Review of:

Spend Smart: Fix Our Broken School Funding System

Think Twice - Apr 14, 2011

Publisher/Think Tank - ConnCAN

Author(s) -

This report asserts that the Connecticut system for public school funding is broken and should be fixed by adopting a very simple weighted student funding formula where the money follows the student to whatever type of school he/she attends.

Reviewer(s) - Bruce Baker, Rutgers University

Baker's review indicates that the report makes unsubstantiated and false claims and goes on to say that the system of funding forwarded by this report would divert funding from low-income students and unfairly boost the funding of charter schools. Baker indicates that the report is of "negligible value for informing policy decisions."