Issue

Inequities in funding are foundational to all sorts of other inequities in our schools. Yet as a nation, we continue to spend less on educating our low-income students and students of color — the very students who could benefit most from additional support in their schools.

To call attention to these inequities and spur action to turn them around, we:

  •  Provide data tools and analysis that highlight funding gaps between high- and low-poverty districts as well as between districts serving the most and the fewest students of color, nationally and within each state
  • Spotlight — and advocate for closing — gaps that often remain hidden: those between high- and low-poverty schools within the same school district
  • Fight to ensure that federal Title I dollars flow to the high-poverty schools and districts that need them most.

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Ary Amerikaner
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Ary Amerikaner

Vice President for P-12 Policy, Practice, and Research

As the vice president for P-12 policy, practice, and research, Ary works to ensure that students living in poverty…

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Ivy Smith Morgan

Ivy Smith Morgan

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As the senior analyst for P-12 resource equity, Ivy Morgan designs and conducts data and policy analyses that contribute…

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Kelly McManus

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Kelly serves as the organization’s director of government affairs, working to leverage policy analysis as well as legislative tactics…

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