Education Funding Video

The 2018 Election Is All About Education - Part 2: School Funding

October 23, 2018 3:52

While the economy has roared back to life in recent years, public schools in large swaths of the country are still starved for money. State sales-tax revenue has flattened as more people shop online and, while unemployment is at historic lows, earnings have not rebounded to pre-Recession levels. How—or whether—to pour more money into public school coffers has emerged as one of the most divisive issues for states in this year’s midterm elections. Many conservative candidates have accused school districts of wasting tax dollars while more liberal candidates have proposed raising taxes in order to shore up school funding. In part two of Education Week’s series on the midterm elections of 2018, Daarel Burnette and Kavitha Cardoza take a look at how school funding has played into the campaigns. (October 23, 2018)

Related Tags:

Video

Recruitment & Retention Video How Can We Solve the Teacher Staffing Shortage?
Peter DeWitt and his guests discuss how leaders can create an environment in which educators feel valued and rewarded for their work.
9:10
New Mexico Army National Guard specialist Michael Stockwell helps Alamogordo High School freshman Aiden Cruzon Feb. 8, 2022, in Alamogordo, N.M. Dozens of National Guard Army and Air Force troops in New Mexico stepped in to assist with the shortage of teachers and school staff members during the coronavirus pandemic.
New Mexico Army National Guard specialist Michael Stockwell helps Alamogordo High School freshman Aiden Cruzon Feb. 8, 2022, in Alamogordo, N.M. Dozens of National Guard Army and Air Force troops in New Mexico stepped in to assist with the shortage of teachers and school staff members during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cedar Attanasio/AP
Teaching Profession Video Here’s What’s Drawing Aspiring Teachers to the Field
Four student-teachers explain what’s drawing them to the field despite its steady stream of challenges.
Lauren Santucci & Madeline Will
3:11
Curriculum Video Problem Solving at the Highest Level: What Teachers and Students Can Learn From Tammie Jo Shults
Pilot and author Tammie Jo Shults on the problem-solving lessons in aviation that apply to teaching and learning.
3:24
Curriculum Video Planes, Drones, and Mathematics: How One Aviation Curriculum Is Opening Doors for Students
Students across the country are learning problem-solving skills in a curriculum that prepares them for careers in the aviation industry.
Sophomore Byron Barksdale, left, and classmates from Magruder High School’s aviation program examine the inside of a charter plane at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
Sophomore Byron Barksdale, left, and classmates from Magruder High School’s aviation program examine the inside of a charter plane at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., on April 6, 2022.
Jaclyn Borowski/Education Week