Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


education, funding, equality, poverty, proposal


In the United States, a correlation exists between receiving a poor education and living in poverty. Education funding is designed in such a way that it leaves poor communities disadvantaged with less funding and fewer educational opportunities for children. This unfortunate disparity means that inequality exists across the US in education opportunities. Education ought to be a constitutionally protected right in the United States. This paper explores the benefits of amending the constitution in order to ensure quality education as a right afforded to all children. Furthermore, this paper develops a proposal for an act to provide financial incentives to states who are willing to equalize funding across schools in their states and work towards equal opportunities.

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