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Breakout Session

State Education Finance: The Basics

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET

State constitutions—along with a long line of federal case law—require state legislatures to create, fund and maintain a statewide system of elementary and secondary public education. This session provides the CliffsNotes for the historical and legal requirements and offers a policy framework for evaluating states’ revenue and financing infrastructures that underwrite elementary and secondary education.

Presenter

Dan Thatcher
Sr. Fellow, NCSL Education Program

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Moderator

Michelle Exstrom
Group Director, NCSL Education Program

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