Dollars and Sense is a 7-part learning series designed to help Tennesseans understand how schools are funded in Tennessee, and what we can do to improve the adequacy and equity in our funding formula so that our schools and students have access to the resources that they need to succeed. We will feature expert speakers from Tennessee and across the country, and assign optional readings for each session.
Our final session will provide attendees with tangible skills to advocate and communicate on school finance and the funding reform necessary to create durable change in Tennessee. We’ll offer strategies in communications and messaging, storytelling, utilizing social media and data to make a compelling case for change. We’ll also offer strategies for meeting with policymakers and leaders who have the power to change our funding formula in our state.