Can Fiscal Transparency Lead to Student Equity?


A new federal fiscal transparency rule paired with a flood of new spending data coming from state departments means the public in the near future will have plenty more information about how their tax dollars are being distributed between schools, districts and states. But is their political will to spend more money on poor, black and brown children? And will that money be spent effectively?

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  1. Learn about existing funding disparities between schools and districts and why states have not closed them in recent history.
  2. Learn how the lack of money leads to achievement gaps between historically disadvantaged groups of students and white students.
  3. Learn about newly available spending data and how it can transform the way practitioners and the public thinks about school spending.



Daarel Burnette, School Finance Reporter, Education Week

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  • Tags: data, school design
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: K-12 Education
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Field Experience

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