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  • School Finance and Teacher Pay Competitiveness

    Using data from the School Finance Indicators Database, this report presents an analysis of teacher/non-teacher wage gaps and their relationship with state school spending and fiscal effort.

  • Dal Lawrence

    Dal Lawrence, who passed away on May 15, 2019, was president of the Toledo Federation of Teachers (TFT) for 30 years, as well as the husband of former TFT president, AFT executive vice president and ASI board member Fran Lawrence. (Read more.) Dal and his family generously suggested tax-deductible contributions in his honor be made to the Shanker Institute or to the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, P.O. Box 353123, Toledo, Ohio 43635. Contribute to the Shanker Institute in Dal's memory HERE.
  • The Adequacy and Fairness of State School Finance Systems

    This report presents measures of the effort, adequacy, and fairness of each state's school finance system, using a new public database compiled by researchers at ASI and Rutgers Graduate School of Education.


  • Teaching Sexual Consent & Egalitarian Relationships in a "Me Too" Era

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from noon to 2:00 pm, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001. What should schools, from pre-K through college, be doing to educate our youth into responsible and respectful conceptions and practices of sexuality? Given the number of questions that have arisen around sexuality, such as the emergence of a multiplicity of LGBTQIA sexual identities, what constitutes an educational approach to sexuality that is respectful of all? When and where is it appropriate -– and, indeed, feasible -– for schools to intervene in the social interactions of youth and what forms should such interventions take? From a variety of perspectives, from K-12 schooling to higher education to legislative, our panel discussed these questions. Watch the video.