School Funding

The National Education Association produced a video exploring the funding practices in the American school system. As states continue to underfund education, poor communities suffer. Funding could be bolstered, but with major corporate tax breaks – 10 of the nation’s most profitable corporations paid no state income taxes between 2008-2012 and earned 70.3 billion in profits – state funding for education is cut. The school finance formula is inextricably bound to proper value, students living in poor communities receive less funding than their wealthier piers. Driving impoverished communities into even deeper poverty.

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