OPINION: It’s Not Just How Much Money Schools Get, It’s How They Use It. 10 Ways to Start Talking About Education Resource Equity
In seemingly every conversation about improving educational outcomes for our nation’s most underserved youth — black, Latino, Native American, low-income — there is a vociferous chorus contending that without pouring more money into schools, not much can be done. Meanwhile, a competing chorus proclaims that the path to educational equity is to hold schools and districts accountable for student success, but without offering a clear, workable path or the resources needed to make it happen. Schools and districts just have to figure it out.
We say there’s another way forward.
At the newly formed Alliance for Resource Equity — a partnership between The Education Trust and Education Resource Strategies — we’re here to change the conversation.