With record city revenues, now is the time to invest in DC’s public school students and their futures. Speak up and tell Mayor Bowser and DC City Council leaders to continue DC’s educational progress and give our students fair funding.

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Let’s Invest In Our Students Now

THE DISTRICT IS THRIVING

THE DISTRICT IS THRIVING

Let’s Invest In Our Students Now

Progress at Risk: DC was ranked as the fastest-improving urban school district on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (2007–2015)

Growth at Risk: DC’s public schools have experienced 8 consecutive years of public and public charter school enrollment growth.

Arts and Extracurriculars at Risk: When school budgets can’t keep pace with inflation, principals are forced to choose between personnel spending and the needed extracurriculars — like art, music, and sports — that make our schools joyful places.

Over the past decade, District leaders have increased per-pupil spending in DC’s public and public charter schools with a median 2% annual increase. These additional resources have been critical to better delivering on the promise of a world-class public education for every student in every ward.

Now, even with record city revenues, a minimum 2% increase to per-pupil funding could be at risk. 


By failing to increase per-pupil spending by at least 2%, city leaders would shortchange our students: teachers would lose jobs, crucial extracurriculars would face cuts, and school budgets would not keep pace with rising inflation. Our students have made incredible progress. We can’t turn our back on our kids now – there’s still much more work to be done.

Here's what we risk by not fully investing in our schools:

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