US. Department of Education Reports School Districts Steal from Poor and Low-Income Students

Posted: December 1, 2011 in Justice

Today, a new report from the U.S. Department of Education documents that schools serving low-income students are being shortchanged because school districts across the country are inequitablly distributing their state and local funds.  The analysis of new data on 2008-09 school-level expenditures shows that many high-poverty schools receive less than their fair share of state and local funding, leaving students in high-poverty schools with fewer resources than schools attended by their wealthier peers.

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