What are the effects of total school spending per student on educational outcomes in California? How can the allocation of school funding provide equitable access to education?


by : 
Josh D.


The goal of this project is to statistically test how the allocation of resources to the public education system in California affects educational outcomes. Using this information, a funding model that best solves the social justice issue of the “achievement gap”, or inequality in educational outcomes, will be suggested. This project will address the lack of research about the impact that per pupil spending has on measurable educational outcomes and will utilize the large body of research on different educational funding models. Lastly, this project will provide a feasible course of action to help address the issue of the achievement gap as an individual.