Overcoming School Funding Inequality

Wednesday, March 8
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon H

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Carol Johnson
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University - Visiting Professor Dept of Leadership Policy & Organizations Exec Dir(New Leaders)

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Lauren Camera
US News & World Report - Education Reporter

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Michael Dannenberg
Education Reform Now - Dir of Strategic Initiatives for Policy

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Nora E Gordon
McCourt School of Public Policy Georgetown University - Assoc Professor

Summary

Title I is the federal government’s $14.5 billion program aimed at combating inequalities in public education. A U.S. News & World Report investigative analysis uncovered that the formula used to distribute Title I dollars directs billions in funding to districts that are wealthier on average, failing to adequately help the low-income students it intends to serve. In fact, 20 percent of all Title I money for poor students – $2.6 billion – ends up in school districts with a higher proportion of wealthy families. How do billions of federal dollars get misdirected? How should the U.S. revise its policies to serve low-income students? What’s the most crucial first step?

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Policy Forum
Track:
Equity
Tags:
k-12 funding government

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