History of Ed Trust Actions on Fiscal Equity & Comparability

High-poverty schools need access to the same resources as low-poverty schools, whether that means  money or, more importantly, effective instruction. Legislative loopholes and other policy choices have resulted in hidden funding gaps and inequitable access to effective teaching. We are promoting ways to eliminate these inequities.

Recent Actions

  • July 15, 2013: The Ed Trust also joined several other organizations in supporting the inclusion of the Fiscal Fairness Act in any ESEA reauthorization bill that reaches the House floor.
  • March 2013: The Ed Trust joined several other organizations in supporting the Fiscal Fairness Act, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and in the House by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). The Act would close the comparability loophole in Title I of ESEA.