A study sought to determine the "educational productivity" of school districts -- how well a district did academically compared with how much money it spent. The study found that the most productive districts saved money through community collaboration, spent on teachers over administration and had school boards unafraid to make choices such as closing schools with low enrollment. "There was an enormous productivity gap among districts," the center's president said.
Center for American Progress, 2011, Return on Educational Investment:
A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity