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Bruce D. Baker

Senior Research Fellow
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Bruce D. Baker is Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami. He is widely recognized as a leading scholar on the financing of public education systems; his research spans public education finance and policy, postsecondary education finance and policy, teacher and administrator labor markets, and education law. Baker is the author of two Harvard Education Press books: Educational Inequality and School Finance: Why Money Matters for America's Students and School Finance and Education Equity, Lessons from Kansas, and he has also authored or coauthored a multitude of peer reviewed research articles, law review articles, and policy reports. Baker is Co-principal investigator on the creation of the School Finance Indicators Database, a resource used by researchers, advocates and policymakers across the country. He has consulted with numerous state legislatures on the design and reform of their state school funding systems, and has testified as an expert witness in state and federal constitutional litigation over the equity and adequacy of school funding in several states.