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D.C.'s school budget not enough, say advocacy groups

The D.C. Council plans to spend $1.73 billion on education next fiscal year, a sum deemed insufficient by some advocacy groups.

Marlana Wallace, a researcher at the anti-poverty think tank D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, said that recent budgets for D.C. Public Schools have been “arbitrary” and “not connected to what’s really needed to provide quality education,” noting that per-student funding remains $942 short of 2013 recommended levels in the current budget.


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