Policy Documents

School Finance in the Digital-Learning Era

Paul Hill –
December 1, 2011

The policy area most in need of reform if digital learning is to succeed is funding, writes Paul Hill for the Fordham Institute. “Our system doesn’t fund schools, and certainly doesn’t fund students,” he says. By consolidating education funding into a “backpack” model and creating education debit cards parents can use, the system Hill outlines would ensure that families can choose from a diverse range of robust schooling options.