Funding Gaps 2015: Too Many States Still Spend Less on Educating Students Who Need the Most

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In this paper, published by the Education Trust, researchers examine the gaps in education funding between high-poverty school districts and low-poverty school districts, and between districts serving the most minority students and districts. The analysis highlights two clear problems with funding for education in America: first, the districts with the highest numbers of students in poverty receive about $1,200 less per student than districts with the lowest number of low-income students; second, districts with the highest number of students of color receive $2,000 less per student than districts with the lowest number of students of color. The authors point out that these findings are not revolutionary, but reflect a decades-long trend in funding inequity in public education.

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