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Funding portability

Fund students, not schools.

Our outdated systems of education funding typically work like this: citizens are taxed for education, this money is allocated to a local school and district, then a catchment area is drawn by which all students residing within those boundaries are compelled to attend that particular school to meet compulsory education requirements, unless their family finds an alternative through homeschooling or private school tuition.

This outdated method of funding is focused on funding particular schools – not student needs. Instead, funding should be attached to the child and portable to the school of their choice. When paired with student-centered funding, this would mean that schools serving more low-income students and students with disabilities would receive higher funding amounts than students with lower needs.

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