12:00am

Tue March 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What happens when parents fund public schools?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about parent fundraising for elementary education. In San Francisco, fundraising has skyrocketed 800 percent in the past 10 years, according to a recent investigation by The San Francisco Public Press. This funding has saved classroom programs and teaching positions at schools, but it has also widened the gap between the rich and poor. Are you seeing this phenomenon in your community?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Jeremy Adam Smith, author of “Public Schools, Private Money,” in latest edition of the San Francisco Public Press

Marla Stephenson, superintendent of Albany Unified School District

Resources:

SF Public Press: Public Schools, Private Money

SF Public Press: Albany School District Levels Parent Fundraising Playing Field 

SF Public Press: Local Control Funding Formula

NY Times: Fed Up With Fund-Raising for My Kids’ School 

Al Jazeera America: Low-income schools find new way to fundraise

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