Federal Education Funding
NAESP advocates for federal investments in education to support programs that benefit schools. Robust federal education funding is an essential resource to increase achievement, growth, and opportunity for students, educators, and schools, particularly for those most in need. Indeed, federal funding is a foundational pillar of any strategy to enhance educational equity. Even with increases in recent years, overall federal education spending is less today than a decade ago when adjusted for inflation—all while student and staff needs and expectations have grown over that same time. Indeed, additional investments in other federal programs that support students such as universal pre-K and school meals are needed as much as traditional K-12 programs.