James P. Spillane is a Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Spillane has published extensively on issues of education policy, policy implementation, school reform, and school leadership. His most recent books are Distributed Leadership in Practice and Diagnosis and Design for School Improvement. Learn more about Spillane's work at www.distributedleadership.org.
This report presents measures of the effort, adequacy, and fairness of each state's school finance system, using a new public database compiled by researchers at ASI and Rutgers Graduate School of Education.