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A Two-Pronged Approach to Closing Disparities in Public-School Funding
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A Two-Pronged Approach to Closing Disparities in Public-School Funding

Cynthia G. Brown explains why we need to act now to fix the inequity in public-school funding.

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  • Cynthia G. Brown

Now is the time to finally fix the inequity in public-school funding.

Our nation’s minority and low-income students can’t afford to wait any longer for the resources they need—something we have never given them. By underinvesting in our highest-needs students, we have allowed the achievement gap to persist despite knowing that a high-quality education is essential for success in the 21st century.

More than that, there is a particular reason why we must act right now: If we do, we could set the stage for substantial improvements in school-funding equity—using only new dollars.

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Cynthia G. Brown

Senior Fellow