The Fordham Institute recently released a report, ”’Fund the Child: Tackling Inequity & Antiquity in School Finance”’, which advocates reforming the current system of school funding.


This is a long time coming. A convincing argument is made that schools should not be funded based on number of staff; formulas which do not adequately address local variables; politically savvy local school advocates; or property wealth. Instead, because some students require more resources, a more equitable system of