Title I Portability

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is designed to provide extra funding to public schools serving students in areas with high concentrations of poverty. Title I “portability” proposals want to dismantle the existing program and turn it into a private school voucher: the money to help these public schools would instead “follow the child” to private schools. Some schemes would—initially—“follow the child” only to public schools, but even those programs would dilute the power of the funds and reduce their effectiveness. 

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Facts About Portability

NCPE Letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

AASA: Title I Portability: A White Paper

Slate: The Beverly Hills, 90210 Guide to Title I Portability

The Hill: Why Title I Portability Does Not Make Sense

Explanation of Types of Vouchers