Why Federal Education Funds Must Supplement, Not Supplant, State And Local Investments In Schools

Huffington Post

The Every Student Succeeds Act should retain a “supplement-not-supplant” provision that requires states to use Title I funds to provide additional resources to low-income students, writes Jes Ellis, a 3rd and 4th grade teacher and Teaching Policy Fellow with Teach Plus. More than two-thirds of low-income students and students of color attend schools that receive Title I funding. “School funding structures need to ensure that all students, regardless of class or geography, have access to “fundamental elements of education,” Ellis concludes.

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