A Forum with Educational Economist Eric Hanushek: Solving the School Funding-Achievement Puzzle

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  • Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




We invite you to join us for a forum on the future of school finance in California featuring Eric Hanushek, a leading figure in the study of the economics of education.

Based at Stanford University, Hanushek is co-author, with attorney Alfred Lindseth, of Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses, a new book that examines school finance from the legal, political, and educational perspectives. The book has just been published by Princeton University Press. Copies will be available for purchase and author signing at the forum.

Eric will begin the forum by examining why there is a disconnect between student achievement and school funding. This is true even in states where courts have mandated significant increases in school funding. With an eye toward future legislative sessions in Sacramento, he then will discuss how funding and incentives can be aligned with student achievement so that schools have the means to serve their mission.
A panel discussion will follow. Panelists include Randy Ward, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools; Dede Alpert, former California State Senator from San Diego; and Fred Galloway, Associate Professor of Educational Finance in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at USD. Those in the audience will be invited to raise questions for both Eric and the panel members. An informal reception follows the forum.

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