Giving Compass' Take:

• Linda Jacobson reports that research has revealed that pooling school taxes at the county or state level would increase per-pupil funding for 69% of students in the U.S.

• What role can you play in increasing educational equity? 

• Learn how increasing school funding helps low-income students.

Per-pupil spending would increase for the majority of students in the nation — 69% — if local property tax revenues for schools were pooled at the county or state level, according to a new report from EdBuild, a nonprofit focusing on education funding equity.

In 49 states, funding for nonwhite students and those eligible for the National School Lunch Program would increase or stay the same under such a model. And on average, funding per student would increase by almost $1,000.

“Schools can do a lot with that money,” the authors write, providing a list of examples. “Districts could increase the average annual teacher’s salary for these students by 26%. Many more school counselors could be hired, nine more per school building. One additional teacher’s assistant could be hired for every other classroom.”

Read the full article about pooling school taxes by Linda Jacobson at Education Dive.