Former CRS analyst Wayne Riddle takes a look at Title I formulas in The Title I Monitor (pdf). The same issue also takes a look at an ongoing formula fight. Great preview of the subsurface issues that will emerge whenever an ESEA renewal bill really gets moving.
The NEA has a new report out (pdf) and it’s a lot more interesting than the press statements about it. This task force did seek out input and ideas from independent voices and wasn’t a whitewash. It’s easy to point to past – and similar efforts – and predict little change. And there is a Charlie Brown/Lucy quality to all this to be sure. Still, big institutions change slowly and there is some important signaling in this even if you don’t agree with all the details. A decade ago differential pay was a non-starter, this report calls for it. Don’t write it off too fast.