As districts and schools continue to struggle with inequities such as the homework gap and insufficient technology programs, stakeholders have pushed for all schools to have access to more resources, whether technological or otherwise. And in order to get them, everyone needs the same thing: money.
Money is a big deal, and it drives — or at least plays a large role — in politics and policy decisions. How much money will be spent on one thing versus another can be a point of contention between opposite sides of the aisle. And in education, federal, state and district funding — as well as metrics including per-pupil spending — can go a long way in dictating which schools have what they need to help students succeed and keep up with their peers across the nation.