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What Do AEFA Members Say? Summary of Results of an Education Finance and Policy Survey

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  • Leanna Stiefel


    (Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University)

  • Amy Ellen Schwartz


    (Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University)

  • Anne Rotenberg

    (Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, Bronx, NY)

In the spring of 2008 the authors surveyed members of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA) to gain insight into their views on education policy issues. The results summarize opinions of this broad group of education researchers and practitioners, providing AEFA members and education leaders with access to views that may be helpful as they consider policies to analyze or pursue. This article reports the results in six areas of current policy interest. How should education aid be distributed? Is school choice a good thing? Does school finance reform work? What has accountability wrought? Can school policies close the black-white achievement gap? And how should teachers be compensated? Our findings identify areas of substantial agreement as well as areas where there is disagreement. For example, there is considerable agreement that state and federal governments should provide additional funding for disadvantaged students but disagreement on how to measure school finance adequacy. © 2011 Association for Education Finance and Policy

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Education Finance and Policy.

Volume (Year): 6 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 267-292

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:edfpol:v:6:y:2011:i:2:p:267-292
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