Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 40% of low-income schools don’t get a fair share of state and local funds? This is an issue that should sound alarming to you.
It has been shown that the more money schools have, the better the students will perform. With more money, comes more teachers and teaching aids. Students can also start to receive better books and other resource materials that can help them further learn the information on their own. So why isn’t the government putting more money into our schooling system?
As a student volunteer at a local elementary school, I’ve seen first hand that schools really do have outdated supplies and materials. Many of the books seem torn apart and the school doesn’t have enough money to buy the proper amount of laptops and computers for tests.
The kids deserve to have the best, as they are our future. It is important that schools all around the U.S. receive more cash flow from our government.
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Evan Harley, Fresno