Center for Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter, July 2017

Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter

Center for Student-Based Budgeting Newsletter, July 2017

“Between fiscal years 1992 and 2014, inflation adjusted (“real”) per-student spending increased by 27 percent. However, real average salaries for public school teachers actually fell by 2 percent during this time period."

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“Between fiscal years 1992 and 2014, inflation adjusted (“real”) per-student spending increased by 27 percent, where 2014 was the most recent year with complete data available. However, real average salaries for public school teachers actually fell by 2 percent during this time period. Despite the large increase in real taxpayer resources devoted to public school students, there was a Great Teacher Salary Stagnation from 1992 to 2014.” – Dr. Benjamin Scafidi, Kennesaw State University

Student Based Budgeting in the News:

Future of Education Finance Summit
Equity and transparency were recurring themes as researchers, policymakers and practitioners convened for the second annual summit hosted by Reason Foundation and Allovue.

Are Local Revenues Compatible with Student-centered Funding?
As school choice policies such as inter-district transfers, charters and education savings accounts redefine the meaning of ‘local control,’ it’s becoming increasingly clear that local revenues erect barriers to portability and transparency.

Uber, But for School Buses
School finance is becoming increasingly individualized, could ride-sharing become a widespread replacement for traditional modes of school transportation?

Texas Needs Big, Bold Ideas to Overhaul Funding System
Public testimony by Reason’s Aaron Smith on Senate Bill 16 before the state’s Senate Education Committee.

Research Spotlight:

Teachers Have Been Shortchanged for Decades
A new report by Dr. Ben Scafidi shows that public schools have hired non-teachers at a rate seven times the growth of the student population, in stark contrast to the hiring rate of teachers.

OECD: The Funding of School Education
A comprehensive report on school finance systems around the globe and how policymakers can allocate resources more effectively.

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Lisa Snell is the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.

Aaron Garth Smith is an education policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.