A firsthand view: Inspiring ways to close the resource gap at underserved schools

Classroom of diverse students taking objective testing in school

Data shows us that underserved schools are facing more significant shortfalls in both staffing and funding when compared with more affluent peer districts. A report from SchoolFinanceData.org found that states’ highest-poverty districts spend 17% below estimated adequate levels. In addition, Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latinx students are twice as likely as white students to attend underfunded schools. This means educators in underserved areas must do more with fewer resources.