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Education Advocacy

In 2007-2008, the New York City Department of Education announced the Fair Student Funding (FSF) formula, in which funding allocations based weights are determined according to student characteristics. The FSF model intended to “(i) improve student achievement, (ii) fund schools equitably, (iii) improve the transparency of school budgets, (iv) empower school leaders and (v) align financial policies with the priorities of the DOE” (New York Appleseed, 2020).

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For more information about the FSF, check out this interview with an educational budget expert to explain the FSF.

Despite the Fair Student Funding initiative, achieving equity in school funding still has a long way to go!

Fully funding the FSF is only the first step to addressing the shortcomings in the formula. Check out Recommendations!