In this newly released report, The Coronavirus Pandemic and K-12 Education Funding, using data from multiple sources, we describe the effects of previous recessions, particularly the Great Recession, on K-12 education finance, as well as the federal, state, and local policies and trends that mediated—for better or worse—the impact of these downturns on public school budgets. We then use these lessons to offer recommendations for short- and long-term responses to the current crisis. Bruce D. Baker, one on the principal authors of the report, along with Matthew Di Carlo, gave a brief overview of the report’s recommendations and then a distinguished panel of experts offered their responses and analyses.Watch the video and get the report here.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3:30 pm, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001. More information and registration.
From a variety of perspectives, our panel addressed the question of what should be done, in law and in government regulation, to ensure that federal government funds are spent as intended. Watch the video..
Co-Sponored by the Shanker Institute and the AFT, they are held the second Wednesday of the month during the school year from noon to 2:00 pm at 555 New Jersey Ave, NW. Watch all the conversation videos 2013-2018..
Zombie Education Reform: Without A Meaningful Base in Research Evidence, Can Support for Online Charters and Education Vouchers be Sustained? Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers. Speakers: Brian Gill, Senior Fellow, Mathematica; John Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education; Christopher Lubienski, Professor of Education Policy, Indiana University; Fellow, National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado, Macke Raymond, founder and director, Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), Stanford University. Watch the video.
This all-day event, held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on September 17, 2019, was organized by the Albert Shanker Institute, the American Federation of Teachers, and Onward Together, the organization founded and led by Hillary Clinton. Watch the video.