Making the Case for Increased Federal Funding for Schools

Making the Case for Increased Federal Funding for Schools

February 9, 2020

In an op-ed for the Daily Jeff, Amy Kissinger discusses the need to increase federal funding for public schools in Ohio and nationwide. As part of the National School Board Association, Kissinger recently met with elected officials in Washington “to advocate for the more than 50 million students who attend public schools in America.” The group’s visit comes on the heels of a “$450 million increase for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title I, which support school with large numbers of low-income families.” However, Kissinger points out that the federal dollars do not fully fund ESSA Title I services and vital education grants programs, and calls on legislators to continue to increase funding for “important programs that help our students succeed.”