Maximizing School Funds

Maximizing School Funds

October 8, 2019

At a series of panels cosponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, education experts discussed ways in which America’s education system could improve results by getting “more bang for the buck through the use of technology, or in special education, or in districts with declining enrollment.” The final panel included U.S. Education Department official Jim Blew, who “discussed how choice should also be a discussion point in getting more value for the educational dollar.” Another presentation that got people talking was one from Marguerite Roza, a Georgetown University professor who used the “Would you rather?” test to “pair two equally costly education program options” and ask participants to choose their favorite. These questions will be especially important as ESSA-mandated school data spending is released in the coming months.