In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Heather Kays, managing editor of School Reform News speaks with Rebecca Sibilia. Sibilia is founder and CEO of EdBuild, a New Jersey based organization which aims to address problems with education funding across the country. Kays and Sibilia discuss funding inequities in public education.
The edbuild.org website describes the new organization’s mission as the following:
EdBuild envisions a future of vibrant communities that promote equality and opportunity. We help states create a funding system that expands borders, provides equitable and adequate resources to students and their communities, and creates the right flexibility for schools of all governance structures to innovate. We also partner with think tanks, philanthropies and other non-profits to advance school finance research and elevate the national dialogue surrounding equity in our classrooms.
Kays and Sibilia discuss funding inequality based on state and municipality, school choice and ways to improve education funding.