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A Bold Pitch To Boost School Funding For The Nation’s Most Vulnerable Students. See more national education news here

| June 2, 2020
A Bold Pitch To Boost School Funding For The Nation’s Most Vulnerable Students. See more national education news here

School district lines have become engines of inequity in many states. Not only can they be used to keep children out of a neighborhood’s schools, they can also keep a district’s wealth in. But with many districts facing severe budget cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report proposes a radical solution:

Leave the lines, but spread the wealth.

The report, titled Clean Slate, comes from EdBuild, a nonprofit that advocates for equitable school funding. It’s a moonshot pitch to many district and state leaders that recommends distributing local property tax revenue more broadly — at the county or even state level. According to EdBuild, only 13 states currently do this.

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