School MoneyIs the way we pay for our nation's schools failing to meet the needs of our most vulnerable students? School Money, a nationwide collaboration between NPR's Ed Team and 20 member station reporters explores this question.
The cost of opportunity
Kennedy Park, 4, is in her second year of pre-K in Camden. All 3- and 4-year-old kids qualify for two years of preschool in New Jersey's lowest-income cities.
The Millers sit in the living room of their home in a Philadelphia suburb. They are part of an ongoing lawsuit, which argues that Pennsylvania has neglected its constitutional responsibility to provide all children a "thorough and efficient" education.
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Tiffany Anderson (right), superintendent of the Jennings School District in north St. Louis County, Mo., performs crosswalk duty every morning to save the district money.
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