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Making the Grade

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Making the Grade 2020 evaluates the 50 states and the District of Columbia on three measures of fair school funding: funding level, funding distribution and funding effort. The report documents the alarming condition of school funding in most states, leaving school districts, especially those segregated by poverty, ill-equipped to weather the economic, social and educational upheaval schools are currently experiencing from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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$600 Billion Lost lays bare public education's "lost decade" from 2008 to 2018 when states failed to reinvest in public schools as they recovered from the Great Recession. If PK-12 funding had kept pace with states’ economic growth, public schools would have had well over half a trillion dollars more in state and local revenue to invest in teachers, support staff and other resources essential to give students, especially the most vulnerable, a meaningful opportunity for success. 

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Making the Grade 2019 evaluates the 50 states and the District of Columbia on three measures of fair school funding: funding level, funding distribution and funding effort. It provides compelling evidence that K-12 public school funding continues to be deeply unfair in many states and a major factor contributing to disparities in education resources, opportunities and outcomes for the 50 million public school children across the United States.

ELC’s previously published reports, Is School Funding Fair?: A National Report Card (Eds. 1-7), can be found on the Publications page.