Devastating Impact of a 2020 Census Undercount

The 2020 Census is coming and educators across the country are bracing for a potentially devastating impact on school funding due to an anticipated undercount of kids. Data collected on the census is used to distribute $700 billion in federal funds for initiatives like the National School Lunch Program and Title I for poor kids. Getting an accurate count is imperative, but children are notoriously hard to count. This panel will explore why and what school officials and educators can do about it.

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Lauren Camera

U.S. News & World Report

Mohammed Choudhury

San Antonio ISD

Nora Gordon

McCourt School of Public Policy Georgetown University

Beth Lynk

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights