Publications About Funding Fairness

Following is a list of all Education Trust publications arranged from newest to oldest.

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Los Padres Quieren Saber

Las madres, los padres, los encargados y sus comunidades deberían tener acceso a datos comprensivos y fácilmente obtenibles acerca de las escuelas de sus hijos. El folleto “Los Padres Quieren Saber” de The Education Trust observa la reautorización de la ley educativa actual (ESEA, por sus siglas en inglés) y describe la necesidad de tener informes públicos en áreas tan cruciales como logro académico, escuelas superiores, clima escolar, maestras/os, distritos, y presupuestos. 

Publication date: 
February 15 2012

Parents Want to Know

Parents and communities should have access to comprehensive, easily accessible data on how schools are doing. In "Parents Want to Know," the Ed Trust zeroes in on the expected reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as the opportunity for lawmakers to require public reporting on such crucial indicators as achievement, high schools, school climate, teachers, school districts, and funding levels.

Publication date: 
September 29 2011

Close the Hidden Funding Gaps in Our Schools

“Close the Hidden Funding Gaps in Our Schools” shines a light on widespread and unjust district budgeting practices and offers Congress a straightforward legislative path: Fix the so-called comparability provisions of Title I.

Publication date: 
April 1 2010

No Accounting for Fairness: Equitable Education Funding

"No Accounting for Fairness" examines funding patterns in Ohio's 14 largest school systems by looking at publicly available school-level expenditure data on teacher salaries, which typically accounts for 80 to 90 percent of elementary school budgets. The analysis found that expenditures on teacher salaries during the 2007-08 year vary dramatically between elementary schools within the same district.

Publication date: 
December 22 2008

Core Problems*

Learn about how out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses in high-poverty and high-minority schools.

Publication date: 
November 20 2008 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Texas-Sized Gaps in Teacher Quality Shortchange Poor and Minority Students*

This follow-up study of Texas’s 50 largest school districts finds significant teacher quality and pay gaps throughout the state. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this report no longer is active.)

Publication date: 
February 1 2008 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Teacher Salary Gaps Shortchange Poor Children in Texas

These companion reports document funding patterns in the state’s 10 largest school systems, showing how average teacher salaries vary dramatically between schools within the same district. The reports describe gaps in per-teacher spending, and how those gaps stack the deck against the academic success of low-income, Hispanic and African American children. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this report no longer is active.)

Publication date: 
June 1 2007 (All day)

Their Fair Share: How Teacher Salary Gaps Shortchange Minority Children in Texas*

These companion reports document funding patterns in the state’s 10 largest school systems, showing how average teacher salaries vary dramatically between schools within the same district. The reports describe gaps in per-teacher spending, and how those gaps stack the deck against the academic success of low-income, Hispanic and African American children. (Note: The Web tool referenced in this work is no longer active.)

Publication date: 
June 1 2007 (All day)

The Funding Gap

This 2006 report documents the fact that poorer states receive less in education funding, while poorer districts within states receive lower funding, and that poorer schools within districts are under-funded.

1/7/09 – We recently discovered some data errors in the 2008 edition of The Funding Gap and are working to correct them and then repost the report as quickly as possible. In the meantime, the 2006 edition is our most up-to-date and comprehensive report on state funding gaps. Please check back soon for the updated 2008 report. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Publication date: 
January 1 2006 (All day)

The Funding Gap Report 2005

The 2005 Funding Gap report documents the fact that, in most states, school districts attended by poor and minority children receive far less money than the districts that serve White and more affluent children.

Publication date: 
December 1 2005 (All day)