Presented by Education Writers Association

Can You Buy Improved Educational Outcomes?

Mar 8, 2022

11:00am – 12:00pm CT

Does money really matter in education? How much? Under what circumstances? Amid an unprecedented influx of federal pandemic-relief aid for schools and pressure to make school finance systems more equitable, experts unpack the research on how spending affects student outcomes. Panelists also explore the implications of recent state-level school finance overhauls, including in Texas, and whether they hit the mark.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Daarel Burnette

Education Week

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Eric Hanushek

Stanford University

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Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

Northwestern University

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