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.
The above excerpt was originally published in National Journal.
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