January 30th, 2007

Podcast - The Weighted Student Formula Debate

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The current system of public school funding is plagued by inequity. Is the weighted student formula education’s silver bullet or a smoke screen? John Merrow moderates a debate about a controversial new proposal.  Cynthia G. Brown, Director of Education Policy, Center for American Progress provides an overview.

The panelists were Arlene Ackerman, former superintendent, San Francisco; Rod Paige, former secretary of education; John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress; and Michael Rebell, executive director, the Campaign for Educational Equity.

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