The Benefits of Increased School Spending


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The Benefits of Increased School Spending

By Kirabo Jackson


Overview:
 Does money matter for schools? This controversial topic of debate originates with the influential 1966 Coleman Report that found no connection between how much money is spent per student and test performance. IPR economist Kirabo Jackson leads a study that takes a fresh approach beyond just examining K-12 standardized test results to observing long-term effects, such as how much students earn as adults. Examining changes in K-12 public school spending due to school nance reforms in 28 states, Jackson and his colleagues find strong ties between increased school spending and positive outcomes.