Testimony National Context on Measuring Low-Income Students in Funding Formulas
Emily Gutierrez
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Emily Gutierrez, a research associate, testified before the Minnesota House Education Finance Committee on the waning utility of free and reduced price lunch counts as a measure of student need. She noted that many states have moved to other measures, and that nationwide changes to the National School Lunch Program can affect funding formulas in states that still use the free and reduced price lunch measure.

Research Areas Education
Policy Centers Center on Education Data and Policy