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U.S. School Finance: Resources and Outcomes

Danielle V. Handel, Eric A. Hanushek
Published Date: 
July 26, 2023
Cato Research Briefs in Economic Policy
No. 343

Beginning with the War on Poverty that commenced in the 1960s, the United States has significantly expanded funding of students, led by states and localities. But does increasing school funding improve student outcomes? We assembled and compared historical and modern research in an attempt to answer this question.