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Solve the problem of educational funding inequality

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Deseret News

There is a new issue regarding school funding, whether more should be added and how much. I say it is important to equally distribute funds to get rid of the educational inequality.

According to a study done in 2014 by Monash University, students “who attend good, well-funded schools have the best chance of academic success, regardless of the socioeconomic status of their home suburb.” There are schools with better funding and they have greater success because of it.

A lot of children don’t have a say in what school they go to and some have to go to a public school that has lots of kids and therefore lacks school funding because schools with more kids require more funding. Let’s give that same chance to students who go to underfunded schools by adding more money to increase their educational experience.

Melissa Hancock

Salt Lake