Mary Perry

Mary Perry
Mary Perry
Education Consultant,
Mary L. Perry Consulting

Mary Perry, an independent education consultant, served as deputy director of EdSource from 1993 to 2011. She is a noted expert on California's public school finance system and has authored a wide range of publications on the subject. A former school board member, Perry holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in liberal arts from Stanford University.

Publications by Mary Perry
The disparity in educational outcomes between student populations is one of the most serious challenges facing our public education system. Gaps in test scores, graduation rates, and college readiness pose  a fundamental problem that school…
For decades, when California’s state leaders have wanted to see local school districts respond to shifts in policy and expectations they relied on the state-controlled school finance system to leverage local change. Through the use of categorical…