PACE Event

What Now?

Improving Schools Within Budget Constraints

As California continues to wrestle with the challenge of providing sufficient funding for our state’s schools, understanding the relationships among school funding, effective school resources, and outcomes is essential.

In this seminar W. Norton Grubb will address four principal questions:

  1. What kinds of school resources make a difference to outcomes?
  2. Why is the relationship between spending per student and outcomes so weak, and how can that help California schools in a time of fiscal crisis?
  3. Why are outcomes so inequitable, including the role of race and ethnicity?
  4. What should California do now, in both school finance and other areas of school policy, to avoid further damage to the state’s education system?

Particular insights will be shared from Grubb's recent publication The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes, and Equity.

Speakers include:

  • W. Norton Grubb, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Moderated by David N. Plank, Executive Director, PACE