The Show-Me Institute: Market Solutions for Missouri From Equity to Adequacy to Choice: Perspectives on School Finance and School Finance Litigation Conference Harry S Truman School for Public Affairs

From Equity to Adequacy to Choice: 

Perspectives on School Finance and School Finance Litigation


October 30, 2007


Reynolds Alumni Center

University of Missouri-Columbia



8:30                Welcome and Opening Remarks

                        Brady Deaton, University of Missouri-Columbia

                        Rex Sinquefield, Show-Me Institute


9:00 - 10:30    Session I


            Papers:          "A New Defendant at the Table: CEE v. Missouri"

                                    Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri-Columbia

                                    James Smith, Management Analysis and Planning

                                    Matthew Springer, Vanderbilt University


"What Do Cost Functions Tell Us About the Cost of an Adequate Education?"

Eric Hanushek, Stanford University

Robert Costrell, University of Arkansas

Susanna Loeb, Stanford University


Discussants: Jason Grissom, University of Missouri

                        Brad Curs, University of Missouri-Columbia


10:45 - 12:15  Session II


            Papers:          "Spending Money When It is Not Clear What Works"

                                    Paul Hill, University of Washington


                                    "United States Education Finance: Past, Present, and Future"

                                    James Guthrie, Vanderbilt University


"Does Court Ordered Education Spending Contribute to Student Achievement?"

                                    Jay Greene, University of Arkansas

                                    Julie Trivitt, Arkansas Tech University


            Discussants: Carolyn Herrington, University of Missouri-Columbia


12:30 - 1:30    Lunch


1:45 - 3:15      Session III


            Papers:          "Crawford v. Davy: School Adequacy and Real Accountability"

                                    Julio Gomez, Attorney at Law, Fanwood, NJ


                                    "Voucher-Remedy Litigation: Theory and Strategy"

                                    Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute


            Discussants:  Kevin Chavous, Sonnenschein, Nath, and Rosenthal, LLP

                                    Michael Middleton, University of Missouri-Columbia


3:30 - 4:15    Where Do We Go From Here?


4:15 - 5:00     Reception


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