Cheating Our Future: How Decades of Disinvestment by States Jeopardizes Equal Educational Opportunity
Public education in America is increasingly about educating our poorest, most disadvantaged, children. But our policies and funding formulas ignore this simple fact, leading to a massive failure to meet the challenge before us. “Cheating Our Future: How Decades of Disinvestment by States Jeopardizes Equal Educational Opportunity,” a joint report by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and Education Law Center, shows that, in far too many states, our nation’s schools are in dire straits. The evidence from across the country is clear and compelling: our nation must dramatically increase the resources available for public education and, simultaneously, change the way those resources are distributed so that there is true equity in America’s classrooms.