From our journals: A focus on race and education funding


Meghan Krein

Philanthropy, hidden strategy and collective resistance: A primer for concerned educators

By: Derek A. Houston, University of Oklahoma 

Published in: Education Review, Sept. 2, 2020

For the good that deMarrais and colleagues do this text is not above critique,” says Houston. The authors examine neoliberalism but focus on income inequality and the effect on the poor. Given the structure of neoliberal ideology in the U.S., Houston asks: Is neoliberalism inherently antiBlack? Although the authors had numerous opportunities to address critically the systematic impact of neoliberalism on all marginalized communities, they overlooked this important issue. 

School funding disparities in the plight of Latinx students 

By: Bruce D. Baker, Rutgers University; Ajay Srikanth, Rutgers University; Preston C. Green III, University of Connecticut and Robert Cotto, University of Connecticut

Published in: Education Policy Analysis Archives, Sept. 14, 2020

The researchers used a national district-level panel of data from the School Finance Indicators Database to evaluate recent disparities in school revenue and spending by race in addition to poverty, across and within all states and within selected states. They used data from the National Education Cost Model to evaluate the disparities in spending against estimates of “costs” of achieving national average student outcomes to determine racial differences in gaps between current spending and costs of equitable outcomes. 

From editors of EPAA, Education Review and CIE: In honor of Peer Review Week, we’d like to thank all of our past and current reviewers. Peer Review Week is a yearly global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality within scholarly communications. This year’s theme, Trust in Peer Review, shines a light on how the peer review process works and why it helps build trust in research.

About our journals

MLFTC sponsors three innovative, open-access journals on education scholarship. EPAA is a peer-reviewed, international, multilingual and multidisciplinary journal designed for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and development analysts concerned with education policies. Education Review publishes reviews of books on education topics and Acquired Wisdom essays by esteemed educational researchers, and CIE is a peer-reviewed journal led by MLFTC graduate students. 

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