Every Child Alabama Coalition

It’s time to modernize Alabama’s outdated school funding formula

April 9, 2024|Op-Ed|

While Alabama has made record investments and reforms over the past few years that have resulted in some student gains, the time has come to address the root cause of our opportunity gaps: our state’s school funding policy. For generations, Alabama has ranked nearly last in the nation for most educational outcomes. And still today, too many kids do not have access to the transformative education they deserve. Less than half of kids can read proficiently, and only 3 in 10 can do math on grade level, and these numbers are even more devastating for students of color and students [...]

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