The new state senate chairman of the K-12 education, Steve Litzow, wrote an editorial in the Seattle Times that there should be a "cause and effect" relationship between funding and student outcomes. (In his argument, he used high school graduation rates as the measurable outcome). His solutions are more accountability and assessment--reform in lieu of dollars. To his credit, he did discuss the predictable and adverse effects of poverty, but nowhere in his 613 words did he use the word "parent."
Op-ed: School funding should be tied to improvement in student learning