Education Funding Report Roundup

Funding Disparities

By Andrew Ujifusa — August 16, 2012 1 min read

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 report 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.

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A version of this article appeared in the July 18, 2012 edition of Education Week as Funding Disparities

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