Education Finance

School districts nationwide are facing budget cuts because of weak state and local economies. Learn more about our Education Finance work.

School districts nationwide are facing budget cuts because of weak state and local economies. The federal government has stepped in to fill this void in an unprecedented way, struggling to help schools both maintain staffing and make needed reforms. But the formulas used to distribute many of those federal dollars are antiquated and need updating. Our work exposes the weaknesses in those formulas and proposes alternatives.