Education Funding Inequity Persistent Problem

Education Funding Inequity Persistent Problem

July 13, 2018

Amelia Harper reports for Education Dive that “though federal funding has helped level the playing field in school spending over the years, a recently released report of school spending during the 2014-15 academic year reveals that 25% of the poorest schools in the nation received 3.4% less in per pupil spending than 25% of the wealthiest school districts, creating a national funding gap of $449 per student.” Harper also notes under ESSA, “schools will have to meet mandates in December 2019 that require more financial transparency at the school level,” and a “look a that data should reveal more about where and why these inequities exist and may lead to a better solution.”