In an opinion piece for the Telegram & Gazette, Melissa Weiner, assistant professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, argues that increasing funding for low income schools is not easy, but essential. In a recent report released by the Equity and Excellence Commission, solicited by the U.S. Department of Education, a group of 27 educational experts, economists, and civil rights leaders, write that there is a dire need to address the current educational system’s unequal distribution of opportunity, including funding inequities.
She writes, “Money translates into tangible resources that make a real difference. It means more qualified and experienced teachers, laboratory equipment, attractive school grounds, heat and air conditioning, buildings without asbestos, rats, and lead.”
This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Cristal Steuer.