These blogs for BBA offer perspectives on how funding affects teaching, learning, and achievement and what policymakers can do about it:

  • In “Fiscal Crisis” or Physical Crisis? Former urban teaching fellow Elizabeth Hoyson shines a spotlight on how teachers in resource-starved districts like Philadelphia are blamed for the consequences of the inadequate education they provide.
  • In Deconstructing PISA, former Boston Public Schools superintendent Thomas Payzant notes fairly equitable school funding in Massachusetts versus starkly inevitable (and low levels) in Florida as one factor driving the stark difference in scores between the two states on the international assessment.