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Bruce D. Baker

Full vitae: B.Baker.Vitae.Jan8_2014

Bruce is a Professor in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration at Rutgers Graduate School of Education in New Brunswick. Prior to his arrival at Rutgers, Bruce was a professor at the University of Kansas for 11 years. He has authored a textbook on School Finance Policy, a book on data analysis for school leaders, and numerous peer reviewed research articles.

His profile on Google Scholar may be found here.

His recent report Is School Funding Fair, coauthored with David Sciarra and Danielle Farrie of the Education Law Center of New Jersey won the 2013 American Educational Research Association, Division L Award for best Policy Report.

His research bridges the areas of school finance (public, charter and private), teacher and administrator labor markets, quantitative analysis and the intersection between statistical analysis in education policy and the law.  He has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts, primarily in cases regarding the equity and adequacy of state school finance systems.


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