Event Heather Rose Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities

Heather Rose: Does California’s School Finance System Leave Poor Children Behind?
Associate Professor of Education, UC Davis; Adjunct Policy Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Two current lawsuits against the State of California claim its current finance system is unconstitutional and demand the State develop a new system that is more equitable and better aligned with the State’s academic goals. Join Research Affiliate Heather Rose as she describes California’s school finance system, focusing on the resource disparities between schools serving affluent and economically disadvantaged students. Rose will also discuss recent proposals for reform and demonstrate how California can improve its school finance system steadily over time as economic and demographic conditions permit.

About our speaker:
HEATHER ROSE received her degree in Economics from UC San Diego in 2001. Her research areas include the effects of school finance systems, accountability programs, and governance structures on the distribution of school resources, student outcomes and achievement gaps.