Title

Increasing Finance, Improving Schools

Authors

Linda Loubert

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

The Review of Black Political Economy

Publication Date

2008

Date Added

2022-05-16

Abstract

Much debate from many political sides has ensued to raise attention to the struggle state legislatures face over school finance issues. This study examines the changes in academic achievement, before and after increases in funding occur, to show that money does matter. The uniqueness of this study is that it examines per pupil funding and academic achievement test scores, Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), not at the aggregated school district level, but at the neighborhood school level. Using data from Dallas County public schools, we are able to see that even within school districts, as resources increase, achievement improves.

DOI

10.1007/s12114-008-9019-x

Keywords

Education

Disciplines

Economics

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