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