|The Ruling on the Schools: The Solutions; Answering Those Who Say More Money Can't Help|
New York Times
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Pockets: Educational Accountability, New York State School Finance Reform Archive
Tags: achievement, reform, school
Description/Abstract: Recent efforts at education reform, many of them led by conservatives, have started with the assumptions that poorly performing school systems are wasteful and inefficient and that no reasonable amount of money will make them significantly better. Those reformers have tried to raise student achievement by improving standards and accountability and by promoting charter schools, vouchers, and other market-related mechanisms. And they have held up the lower-spending parochial schools as an example of why money does not make a difference.