Cost of a School Day Report Release

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The hidden costs of public education disproportionately affect low-income students and make it difficult to fully participate in the school experience.

Our new report, prepared by the SPRC and education advocate Judith Bishop, reveals some of the upfront and unseen expenses faced by students, from clothing and food, to school supplies, to trips and activities. The key findings and recommendations of “The Cost of a School Day” stem from focus groups with 35 local youth and representatives from service providers, agencies and school boards. It highlights the need for resources and policy changes to address barriers encountered by low-income families.

 

Cost of a School Day Report

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