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Toward a Civil Rights Education Finance Research Agenda

Mon, April 16, 2:15 to 3:45pm, New York Hilton Midtown, Floor: Second Floor, Gibson Suite

Session Type: Symposium


School finance plays a crucial role in transforming education. There is possibly no other topic more fundamental to providing equal educational opportunity. To promote a civil rights education finance research agenda, we bring together leading scholars to examine current trends in school finance—including decentralization, market-based reforms, cost estimation, and litigation—from a social justice stance. Authors draw on diverse methodologies and theoretical approaches to understand finance policies at national, state, and local levels, and to propose strategies to advance educational equity in finance research, policy, and practice. We particularly focus on the civil rights implications of finance policies for traditionally marginalized communities.

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