Newsday OpEd: Re-envision schools as enrollment dips

Newsday LogoFrom a Newsday Guest Essay by Ian Wilder, Long Island Housing Services’ Executive Director:

While much of the recent discussion over how to fund our schools has focused on districts where enrollment is declining, some districts are being overburdened by increased enrollment. We should be discussing how to shift resources from underburdened districts to overburdened ones, to better serve students Islandwide and reduce segregation’s continuing effect on students. I come to this topic as a nonprofit administrator with deep experience in budgeting, influenced by my work at the intersection of education and housing and by being raised by a father who was an educator.