Research Note: Seeing the problem, but missing the point

Dr Eric Crampton
25 September, 2019

Yesterday, the government announced that New Zealand’s decile-based school funding system would be replaced, from 2021, by a funding formula tied to student risk factors. It noted that parents too often conflate a school’s decile rank with its quality.

The government has identified two real problems but has missed a substantial opportunity for more effective reform. This Research Note addresses these issues. For more information download the full research note.


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