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Fiscal Equity and 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.
- The Ed Trust joined several other organizations in supporting the Fiscal Fairness Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), and in the House by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). The Act would close the comparability loophole in Title I of ESEA.
For more information:
- Read about how to fix the comparability provisions of Title I in this fact sheet and in our report, "Close the Hidden Funding Gaps in Our Schools."
- Learn about how funding inequities in California’s system of education are harming the state’s poorest school districts in Ed Trust–West’s report “The Cruel Divide: How California’s Education Finance System Shortchanges its Poorest School Districts.”