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General Testimony

“Testimony on School Finance and the Courts,” Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee, May 28, 2015
Testimony for the House and Senate Education Committees,” Kansas Legislature, February 3, 2014
Struggling Schools, Principals, and Teachers,” testimony before the Legislative Finance Committee, New Mexico Legislature, July 18, 2013
“Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee,” State of Ohio, December 5, 2012
Alternate Economic Futures for the United States,” U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, March 8, 2012
Testimony for the House and Senate Education Committees,” Ohio Legislature, March 10, 2011
Improving Teacher Quality,” Senate Committee on Education, Texas Legislature, Austin, TX, July 20, 2010.
The importance of improved data access in Texas,” House Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives, July 16, 2008
“Students First: Reforming California Schools,” California Senate Education Committee, April 30, 2008
“What is Success and How do We Achieve It?” High School Completion and Success Initiatives Council [TX], February 15, 2008
Performance Incentives for Teachers and Administrators,,” Senate Select Committee on Education Reform & Public School Finance, Texas State Senate, February 27, 2006.
“School Finance Proposals: The Koret Task Force Recommendations,” House Select Committee on Public School Finance, Texas House of Representatives, February 18, 2004
Thinking about School Finance in Texas,” Testimony before the Subcommittee on Cost Adjustments for the House Select Committee on Public School Finance, Texas House of Representatives, October 22, 2003. [reprinted in Chris Patterson (ed.), Putting the Sides Together: Twelve Perspectives on Texas Public School Finance (Texas Public Policy Foundation, December 2003)]
Arkansas Student Accountability and Educational Accountability Act of 2003,” Testimony before the Education Committee, House of Representatives, State of Arkansas, March 26, 2003.
The Structure and Funding of Special Education,” Testimony before The President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education, Los Angeles, California, March 21, 2002
Should Class Size Reduction Substitute for Innovation?” Testimony before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate, June 23, 1999 [Note also comments on “ESEA Re-authorization and Experimentation,” July 8, 1999]
The Evidence on Class Size,” Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth, and Families, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, February 24, 1998
"Educational Reform and Current Education Initiatives,” Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, March 13, 1997
"The Federal Role in Educational Reform,” Committee on the Budget, U.S. Senate, February 5, 1997
“Approaches to Reforming Vermont Schools,” testimony before joint meeting of the Senate and House Education Committees, Vermont Legislature, January 11, 1996
"School Finance and Educational Reform," Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, July 26, 1993
"Overview of Federal Education Roles and Spending", National Economic Commission, Washington, DC, October 5, 1988
"Evaluation of the School Desegregation Study", U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC, February 8, 1986
"Long Run Budget Trends and Space Development Options," National Commission on Space, Washington, DC, September 17, 1985
"Future Budgetary Requirements for the 600-Ship Navy," Subcommittee on Seapower and Strategic and Critical Materials, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, September 6, 1985
"Space Shuttle Pricing Policy," Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, March 27, 1985
"Space Shuttle Pricing Policy", Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, March 5, 1985
"Financial Outlook for the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund," Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, September 13, 1984
"Steel Import Restrictions," Subcommittee on Trade, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, June 20, 1984
"The Measurement of Poverty," Subcommittee on Census and Population, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, and Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, May 15, 1984
"Targeted Jobs Tax Credit," Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, April 10, 1984
"Financial Condition of the Highway Trust Fund," Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, February 23, 1984