The current economic climate and increasing demands to improve public education require responses rooted in concrete analytics and sustainable, innovative modeling. The Rapid Response paper series is designed to share single topic analysis related to current finance policy issues.
- Compensation, Benefits & Pensions
- District Resource Allocation
- Educational Productivity
- Higher Education
- Innovation & Technology
- State Finance Policy
- School Level Resource Use
- Student Based Allocation
Paying the Best Teachers More to Teach More Students Research has found that the impact of an effective teacher outweighs the impacts of smaller class sizes. In this analysis authors Marguerite Roza and Amanda Warco find allowing our best teachers to teach more students in lieu of hiring additional staff could offer teachers bonuses as high as $10,357 to teach...
An Easier Fix to Growing Teacher-Pension Debt (Washington, D.C., December 15, 2014) – A few critical adjustments to teacher-pay plans would allow states to work toward fully funding their pension plans, and boost pay for newer, younger teachers. Read this release Read this paper...
The Real Deal on K-12 Staffing In the absence of reliable estimates of national K-12 staffing, Jim Simpkins and Marguerite Roza compile data from several national sources to determine historical K – 12 staffing ratios. Their analysis finds that staffing ratios across K-12 education have risen precipitously over several decades and, despite the impact of the Great Recession, remain at...