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 Mar. 25, 2019

Teen Poet Hannah Parker Built Her School’s First Black Student Union

The AC was on but the gym was still hot during KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate (KALC) High School’s Senior Signing Day. Once the final member…

By Nick Babbin

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Posted Mar. 20, 2019

It’s Time to Call American Public Education What It Is: A Caste System

A super selective public high school in New York handed out acceptance letters to 895 kids like how Oprah was handing out cars to her…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Mar. 22, 2019

Women’s History Month Is a Time for Young Girls to See Themselves

March is Women’s History Month. For those of us who are history buffs and/or have the job of teaching history, these themed-month celebrations are really…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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