|Can New York Get an A in School Finance Reform?|
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Pockets: Educational Accountability, New York State School Finance Reform Archive
Tags: Finance, school
Description/Abstract: The report explores two related questions: Where should the money for school finance reform in New York State come from? What changes other than more money are essential to improving educational outcomes? The report suggests that the State, rather than local school districts, should be responsible for raising whatever additional funding is necessary. It also recommends that a new statewide system of accountability for schools should be established; the classroom space requirements for a sound basic education should be met through a combination of two measures – redistricting of existing schools and operating existing schools on a year-round schedule; teachers should be given financial incentives for better performance; financial incentives should be used to overcome shortages in selected teaching job titles; the managerial discretion of principals should be expanded.