Paul Bruno

Paul Bruno
Paul Bruno
Ph.D. Candidate,
University of Southern California

Paul Bruno is a Ph.D. candidate studying urban education policy and economics at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. His research focuses on K-12 education policy issues related to teacher quality, teacher hiring, school finance, and school choice. His work has been published in a variety of education journals and he has written for the Fordham Institute, EdSource, and the Brookings Institution. Bruno taught middle school science in Oakland and Los Angeles.



Publications by Paul Bruno
Evidence from California
Charter schools enroll a growing share of public school students, leading to concerns about the financial implications of charter schools for traditional public schools. Using detailed expenditure data for school districts in California, this paper…
Researchers in the Getting Down to Facts II project showed that while the financial picture has improved in recent years for California’s school districts, several important challenges remain. This policy brief explores one of these challenges in…
GDTFII Brief Adequacy
California’s Current Policies and Funding Levels
California policymakers have established the expectation that all public school students should have access to a broad course of study, in classes where instruction is consistent with the state’s content standards. Further, the state holds schools…
GDTFII Brief Effects
California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), signed into law in 2013, represents a substantial investment in school districts serving disadvantaged students and a modest relaxation of restrictions on district expenditures. The policy came at a…