Jude Schwalbach is a policy analyst at Reason Foundation.
Long-term losses in enrollment can have grave financial ramifications for school districts.
As Congress considers more K-12 education spending, taxpayers need more transparency and accountability
As Congress considers pouring even more federal money into K-12 education, policymakers should guarantee that robust accountability structures to track federal education spending exist.
Reason Foundation’s 2019 K-12 Education Spending Spotlight provides critical insight into key school finance trends across the country by providing policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders easy access to K-12 education spending data in every state.
With the pandemic changing education options, whoever wins the recall election, along with the state’s school leaders, should recognize California needs to reform the way it funds students and pays its best teachers.