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ERIC Number: ED502297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Investing in Learning: School Funding Policies to Foster High Performance. Executive Summary
Committee for Economic Development
Over the past two decades, America has embarked on a campaign to improve public schools for all our nation's children. Educators have turned their focus to the outcomes of schooling. The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has urged such reforms, and this report concentrates on the need to link the way schools are funded and managed to the education reform agenda. CED recommends transforming education finance so that funding policies are aligned with standards-based reform efforts to improve the nation's public schools. Harnessing spending to school improvement strategies can help spur the systemic change needed to raise academic achievement. Redesigning funding policies to use resources more effectively, to make teacher pay more reflective of labor market realities, to create incentives for improved performance, and to link funding levels to the costs of meeting educational standards, is advocated as an essential step in the process of transforming schools into high performance organizations. [For full report, see ED502292.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development
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