It's Elementary
Maxwell School, Syracuse University

A monthly column by EFAP director John Yinger
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