weighted funding .” education next march 29 H u m a n i t i e s

weighted funding .” education next march 29 H u m a n i t i e s

What do you think? Should we change how we fund schools? If so, in what way? If not, why? Please make sure to draw on at least two of the assigned readings on this topic, and remember that you are encouraged to respond to classmates as your post!

“What do you think?” posts on Blackboard. Students are expected to write weekly posts of between 350-500 words on our class Blackboard site. These posts should express your thoughts and beliefs about the week’s topic, drawing on the assigned readings as a starting point. All posts are due by noon on Mondays. You are welcome to cite other sources and/or your own experiences in these posts, but you must also utilize at least two of the assigned readings. Because these are graded posts, please make sure to write in grammatically correct, complete sentences. A prompt for each week’s post appears in the course schedule below and will also appear on Blackboard. In order to encourage peer discussion, at least 4 of your posts (and as many as 6) should be directly responding to a classmate (as part of that person’s initial thread).

Darling-Hammond, Linda. “Inequality and School Resources: What It Will Take to Close the Opportunity Gap.” In Prudence Carter and Kevin Welner (eds.) Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013): 77-97. Available as an e-book through Newman Library.

Hanushek, Eric. “Misplaced Optimism and Weighted Funding.” Education Next March 29, 2012. http://educationnext.org/misplaced-optimism-and-we…

Hill, Paul. “What’s at Stake in the Ongoing Fight About School Spending Comparability?” Education Next (June 23, 2016).

Lerner, Sharon. “The Abbott Districts’ Fortunate Few” Prospect (January 2014). http://prospect.org/article/abbott-districts-fortu…

And here is a link to the EdBuild interactive school funding mapto help you think about different ways of funding schools.


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