Bruce D. Baker

Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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  • How Money Matters for Schools

    How Money Matters for Schools

    Dec 13 2017
    For decades, some politicians and pundits have argued that “money does not make a difference” for school outcomes. While it is certainly possible to spend money poorly, this viewpoint is strongly contradicted by a large body of evidence from rigorous empirical research. This document presents a brief explanation of the goal of school finance reforms, followed by summaries of the main bodies of evidence that illustrate how equitable and adequate school funding improves student outcomes.