On December 14, 2022, D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Dr. Yesim Sayin was cited by the Washington Post:
The chairman also is working with council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) on a separate provision that could spell out requirements for schools to make clear how they use money received for at-risk students.
But the concerns do not end there. Yesim Sayin, the founding executive director of the D.C. Policy Center, said the new model could impair schools’ ability to adjust their budgets when they lose students.
“Our main funding model is that money follows students,” Sayin said. If a school loses students — but not enough in a single grade to eliminate a classroom teacher, for example — DCPS would have to figure out how to provide that school with the lost per-pupil funding.