Published Online: August 16, 2012
Published in Print: July 18, 2012, as Funding Disparities

Report Roundup

Funding Disparities

"Is School Funding Fair A National Report Card"

Only six states earned an A or B when it came to funding their schools with poorer student populations at higher levels in fiscal 2009, according to a reportRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Newark, N.J.-based Education Law Center.

The June report singled out Utah as the state with the biggest commitment to its high-poverty districts, spending $1.59 in high-poverty districts for every $1 spent in the state's least-poor districts.

The report card also suggests that, even taking into account the economic recession at the time, many states were still not maximizing the amount of public dollars available to them to fund education.

Vol. 31, Issue 36, Page 5

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