Griffith, Michael

​Michael Griffith is a nationally recognized expert on school funding models, and in this interview he looks at how the fifty states provide funding to their public schools. Most use the Foundation Model, a few use a Resource Allocation Model, and others use some other hybrid system. Michael discusses the recent history of Illinois's school funding, including its previous school formula, the new Evidence Based Model, and the state's dependency on property taxes for the majority of its school funding. In the process, he reviews why changes in school funding formulas have taken place.