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
High school students perform 10467, a play they wrote about how their education has been affected by lack of resources.
Pendleton Superintendent Jon Peterson (right) and Pendleton High School principal Dan Greenough look over a storage lot next to the high school. It used to be full of student projects. With the wood shop closed, there's little here.
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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