Can Fiscal Transparency Lead to Student Equity?

A new federal fiscal transparency rule paired with a flood of new spending data coming from state departments means the public now has plenty more information about how their tax dollars are being distributed between schools, districts, and states. How has the new spending data played into chronic debates over whether schools have enough to educate children and if money is being spent as intended?

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Daarel Burnette

Education Week

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Sara Shaw

Illinois State Board of Education

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Aaron Smith

Reason Foundation