Expert Weighs in on Efficacy of Education Spending

KCBS Radio: On-Demand
Friday, April 5th
The question of how much we should spend on education is taking on new
urgency following this year's teachers strikes in Oakland and LA.

Just this last week hundreds of people from Alameda County School
districts rallied in Sacramento for more education funding and
they're promising the day's activism is just the beginning.

But skepticism still persists that adding more education dollars
really can lead to better outcomes in the classroom.

So is this a problem that we can help by throwing more money at it?

Researcher Julien Lafortune with the Public Policy Institute of California tells KCBS the answer to that question -- at least based on the best research we have -- is a resounding yes.

For more on the growing calls for for increased investment in California's public education system, tune into this week's In Depth program broadcasting Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. We'll be speaking with more education experts as well as students, teachers and administrators who are organizing around the funding issue.