Report Examines Link Between School Spending, Achievement


The Washington Post (7/10, Layton) reports that the Center for American Progress on Wednesday released an analysis of “how much ‘bang for the buck’ taxpayers are getting from public schools.” The report analyzed budgets from 7,000 school districts in 40 states, and found that some districts with high spending rates often had high achievement, although similar achievement rates were found in other districts with smaller budgets. The Post details the other findings of the study, and notes that the study’s author, Ulrich Boser, emphasized that school districts “should spend more strategically.”