Mark Weber is a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education, concentrating in Policy, Organization, and Theory. He is also a music educator in Warren Township, New Jersey. In addition to peer- reviewed articles and policy briefs, Weber also writes regularly on education policy for a variety of media outlets. His blog, "Jersey Jazzman," is one of the most widely read education blogs in the nation. Weber's research interests include charter schools, teacher evaluation, testing, and arts education.
This second edition of our annual report presents measures of the effort, adequacy, and fairness of each state's school finance system, using a public database compiled by researchers at ASI and Rutgers Graduate School of Education.