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Ending K-12 Education Funding Inequity: Public Education Opportunity Grants

Ending K-12 Education Funding Inequity: Public Education Opportunity Grants

A Public Education Opportunity Grants program will make K-12 education more equitable at the local, state, and federal levels.

Inadequate and inequitable school funding is one of the most fundamental challenges in K-12 education. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession have exacerbated these systemic challenges. Fixing this problem will demand bold action from the federal government. The Center for American Progress has proposed the Public Education Opportunity Grants program to increase federal investment in K-12 education and make education funding more equitable at the federal, state, and local levels. Watch the video below to learn more.

Produced by Hai-Lam Phan and Jasmine Hardy.

Illustrations by Bailey McIntosh.

Jessica Yin is a research associate for K-12 Education at the Center for American Progress. Lisette Partelow is the senior director for K-12 Strategic Initiatives at the Center. Khalilah M. Harris is the managing director for K-12 Education at the Center.

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Jessica Yin

Former Policy Analyst

Lisette Partelow

Senior Fellow

Khalilah M. Harris

Former Managing Director

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