Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP)

It's Elementary - A column by EFAP Director John Yinger


•Email Kitty Nasto for a copy of any of the following columns. kmnasto@maxwell.syr.edu


February 2018 - How Fair Is the New York State Education Aid System?


November 2017 - Updated Pupil Weights for New York’s Foundation Aid Formula


February 2017 - Research Informs Debate on Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Proposal


November 2016 - Grade Span


October 2016 - Accounting for Disadvantaged Students in Foundation Aid Formulas


September 2016 - All New Yorkers Would Benefit from a Fairer School Aid Formula

 
August 2016 - Longitudinal Student Data and State Education Aid Formulas

 
July 2016 - Undermining Educational Equity in New Jersey

 
June 2016  - A Petition for Education Scholars 

 
April 2016  - New York State's Missing Data 


January 2016  - STAR and Behavioral Economics 


December 2015 - Income Sorting


November 2015 - In Memory of Wallace Oates


October 2015 - Catching Up on California


September 2015 - The Renter Effect, Part 3: Policy Implications


August 2015 - The Renter Effect, Part 2: Evidence


July 2015 - The Renter Effect, Part 1: Explanation


April 2015 - Unequal Access to Good Schools in New York State

 
March 2015 - A Circuit Breaker for New York State?

 
August 2014 - School Spending Matters!

 
July 2014 - The Final Verdict on STAR?

 
June 2014 - The Graduation Rate Tragedy in New York State

 
May 2014 The Impact of Education Finance Reform on Student Achievement in Massachusetts

 
April 2014 Poverty and Proficiency in New York State

 
December 2013 - More Trouble for the New York State Education Finance System


November 2013  - Reforming Education Finance in New York State, Testimony before the New NY Education Reform Commission, John Yinger, November 22, 2013


September 2013 - Casinos Would Not Help New York's Schools 


June 2013 - Redlining in California School Bond Ratings


May 2013 - A Tribute to William D. Duncombe


December 2012 - Still Unknown: The Impact of School Capital on Student Performance   


November 2012 - A Missed Opportunity in California


October 2012 - Holding Tax Shares Constant Is a Bad Idea: What the Homestead Tax Option in New York Can Teach Us about Romney’s Income Tax Proposal


September 2012 - Reforming State Education Aid in New York State


August 2012 - Four Flaws in New York State's Property Taxes and How to Fix Them:  Small Assessment Units

 
July 2012 - Four Flaws in New York State's Property Taxes and How to Fix Them: The Homestead Option

 
June 2012 - Four Flaws in New York State's Property Taxes and How to Fix Them: Levy Limits


May 2012 - Four Flaws in New York State's Property Taxes and How to Fix Them: STAR


October 2008 - A Review of Real Education by Charles Murray
 

June 2008 - Why a Property Tax Cap Is a Bad Idea for New York  
 

May 2008 - The Preliminary Report of the New York Commission on Property Tax Relief 
 

April 2008 - Reform in New York State's Education Aid Formula?  
 

March 2008 - Is a Circuit Breaker the Solution for Property Tax Relief in New York? 
 

February 2008 - Property Tax Relief in New York State  
 

January 2008 - Don't Gamble with New York's Lottery
 

September 2007 - The Impact of Class Size on Teacher Retention
 

August 2007 - The Impact of School-District Consolidation on Property Values
 

July 2007 - Teacher Attrition in Upstate New York  
 

June 2007 - Middle Class STAR
 

May 2007 - Production Functions and Cost Functions for Public Education
 

April 2007 -  The Education Finance in California, Part 3: Lessons
 

March 2007 - The Education Finance in California, Part 2: The Parcel Tax
 

February 2007 - The Education Finance in California, Part 1: Is California Unique?
 

January 2007 - The CFE Decision: A Cautionary Tale about the Use of Numbers 
 

December 2006 -  How the No Child Left Behind Act Punishes Schools with Disadvantaged Students
 

November 2006 - How the No Child Left Behind Act Undermines Education Standards
 

October 2006 - Money Matters in Education
 

September 2006 - Education Policy Should Not Be Based on Programs that Cannot be Replicated 
 

August 2006 - Small Education Experiments Do Not Shed Much Light on Large Education Reforms  
 

July 2006 - Rejecting the 65-Percent Solution  
 

June 2006 - Making Things Worse 
 

May 2006 - Education Finance Reform and Property Tax Relief
 

March/April 2006 - Eliminating STAR's Unintended Consequences  
 

February 2006 - School Tax Credits
 

January 2006 - Stop STAR II
 

December 2005 - Designing State Aid to Education in the Presence of Property Tax Exemptions, Part 2
 

November 2005 - Designing State Aid to Education in the Presence of Property Tax Exemptions, Part 1
 

October 2005 - How to Pay for Education Finance Reform  
 

September 2005 - School Finance Reform and Property Values, Part 2: Public Service Capitalization  

August 2005 - School Finance Reform and Property Values, Part 1: Property Tax Capitalization
 

July 2005 - School District Responses to State Aid Programs
 

June 2005 - The Unintended Consequences of Property Tax Relief
 

May 2005 - School District Consolidation
 

April 2005 - Whole-School Reform
 

March 2005 - A Failing Grade for 13 Governors        
 

February 2005 - Holding Accountability Programs Accountable  
 

January 2005 - Calculating the Added Costs of Educating Disadvantaged Students
 

December 2004 - Estimating the Cost of an Adequate Education
 

November 2004 - The CFE Case