Why Federal Spending on Disadvantaged Students (Title I) Doesn't Work

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a report from the Brookings Institution
Dynarski, M., & Kainz, K.
November, 2015

From the Executive Summary: Title I "provides funding to states and districts to improve education for disadvantaged students. However, its funding per student is quite low, averaging about $500 to $600 a year. And there is little evidence that the overall program is effective or that its funds are used for effective services and activities... Focusing effective interventions on the neediest students may provide a way forward that is consistent with fiscal realities..."

See also Requiring School Districts to Spend Comparable Amounts on Title I Schools Is Pushing on a String

Available here: Evidence Speaks Reports
Citation: Dynarski, M., & Kainz, K. (2015, November). Why federal spending on disadvantaged students (Title I) doesn't work (Evidence Speaks No. 7). Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.