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U.S. public schools should be federally funded

Hechinger Report – Conor Williams and Shantel Meek |

“The United States must make public education a federal — and federally funded — priority. Meanwhile, states and local communities should supplement federal funding using equitable formulas that prioritize schools serving large numbers of historically marginalized groups, particularly communities of color and English learners.”

Conor Williams and Shantel Meek

Conor P. Williams is a fellow at The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, and a partner with the Children’s Equity Project. Shantel Meek is founding director of the Children’s Equity Project, a national, multi-university initiative housed at Arizona State University.