Policy Reports are forthcoming. They will include the following topics:
What is happening in the space between the law on the books and the law in the classroom? We want to know what administrators and teachers know about the law, how they feel about the impact of the law, and what is happening in the schools in the use of the law.
We are studying how the law is impacting the education of underserved populations such as poor children, children in underfinanced schools, and immigrant children, both documented and undocumented.
We are investigating the impact of federal and state law on the power and functioning of local control in a time of increasing federal and state constraints.
How does the law, in its actual delivery, help or hinder the professionals’ ability to do what is best for the children they serve? There are legal, ethical and professional considerations in addressing this question.
How does our nation fairly finance the schools? Ongoing research is being conducted into the formulas, the court cases and the evaluative systems that affect the financing of educational systems.