The equitable education policy arena features two main elements: disrupting the reliance on local property taxes (or more equitably distribute the funds) along with state funding formula reforms; and an increased role for the federal government in education. Policy proposals usually include the following provisions:
- Ensure Equal Access to Core Educational Services – provide equal access to high-quality learning opportunities for all students by linking state funding systems to these costs and monitor the use of funds to ensure that they are put to the best use.
Provide Additional Resources for Low-Income Students – targeting additional funding to the services and programs that are proven to show positive outcomes from low-income students. Funds should not merely address disparities in educational funding between districts, but also be targeted to the students with the greatest needs.