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Document Number: 8089

The Effectiveness of Court-Ordered Funding of Schools - Advocates of court intervention in school finance argue that student achievement can be improved with additional funding. This report indicates, when coupled with more fundamental reforms, funding increases show some promise. Yet achievement data from four states show that court-ordered funding does not necessarily raise student test scores. (Eric Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, May 2009)...

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