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June 22, 2022

Funding Education: 3 Ways Cuts Hurt Kids

Every year, K-12 schools are underfunded by $150 billion (1). The decreased importance of funding education has far-reaching effects on overall performance, educators' well-being, and students' welfare.

Results of Underfunding: It's In The Numbers

Effects of Not Funding Education  

Effects of Underfunding on Educator Well-Being  

Effects of Underfunding on Student Welfare  

How Smart Rain is Helping

Smart Rain is funding education

With the undervaluing of funding education, the big question is…where will the money come from to address this? What if the money schools spent on landscape irrigation ended up back in the classroom? With this thought in mind, Smart Rain is donating $213,000,000 in smart irrigation controllers that goes to funding education across America.

With each controller, Smart Rain is going to save each school $7,569, on average, per year, which districts can reallocate back to the kids to improve their education. Unlike a one-time donation, this is a gift that can truly keep on giving.

(1) The Century Foundation, tcf.org, 2020
(2) New Jersey Policy Perspective, njpp.org, 2021
(3) National Bureau of Economic Research, nber.org, 2018
(4) American Federation of Teachers, aft.org, 2017
(5) National Education Association, nea.org, 2020
(6) Economic Policy Institute, epi.org, 2016
(7) Feeding America, feedingamerica.org, 2020
(8) The Parent Resource Program, The Jason Foundation, prp.jasonfoundation.com

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