On April 9, 2022, D.C. Policy Center staff Yesim Sayin Taylor and Chelsea Coffin were quoted by the Washington Post:
The D.C. Policy Center, a local research group, crunched the numbers and determined that expanding the eligibility for at-risk funds could cost the city anywhere between $20 and $33 million each year. Analysts figured that many children who would fall under these new categories already qualify for at-risk funding because their families qualify for food stamps.
D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor and education analyst Chelsea Coffin said the biggest new expense would be tied to adult learners, who do not currently receive any at-risk funding. That would cost about $10 million at the current at-risk funding amount.
Read more: Groups call on D.C. to classify more kids as at-risk for academic failure | Washington Post
Related: At-risk application patterns in D.C.’s common lottery | D.C. Policy Center