Cortney Sanders

Guest Blogger

State Policy Fellow for the State Fiscal Project, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Washington, D.C.

Cortney Sanders joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in 2017 as a State Policy Fellow for the State Fiscal Project (SFP). Prior to joining SFP, she worked for Poverty Solutions in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Aspen Institute as a William Randolph Hearst Fellow.

Sanders’ research experience includes topics on racial equity, social welfare reform, voting rights, tax and economic policy and education equity. She has used her expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion to analyze policies affecting people of color and economically disadvantaged communities.

Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas, Austin and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Posted May 16, 2018

These 12 States Are Being Sued for Not Funding Schools Equitably

As teacher strikes bring attention to underfunded public schools, families and education advocates are suing to compel states to uphold statutory or…

By Cortney Sanders

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Posted July 7, 2020

Schools Are Essential, So Let’s Reopen the Right Way This Fall

This afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “We want to get our schools open. We want to get them open, quickly, beautifully in the fall.” I…

By Zakiya Sankara-Jabar

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Posted July 6, 2020

Q&A: 12-Year-Old Amir Lumumba on Why Schools Need More Counselors and Fewer Cops

On Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, brightbeam’s Director of Activism, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar will moderate a virtual town hall called #ReimagingingSchoolSafety. Special guests include:…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 7, 2020

Parents, It’s Way Past Time to Break Up With Traditional Education and School Funding

This pandemic is an opportunity to change not only how we educate children, but how we fund that education. Right now, school and district leaders…

By Christina Laster

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