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How Much Wealthier Are White School Districts Than Nonwhite Ones? $23 Billion, Report Says
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50264"><span class="small">Sarah Mervosh, The New York Times</span></a>   
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:13

Mervosh writes: "School districts that predominantly serve students of color received $23 billion less in funding than mostly white school districts in the United States in 2016, despite serving the same number of students, a new report found."

Kindergarten students dancing during a performance arts class at a school in New Jersey. (photo: Michelle Gustafson/The New York Times)
Kindergarten students dancing during a performance arts class at a school in New Jersey. (photo: Michelle Gustafson/The New York Times)


How Much Wealthier Are White School Districts Than Nonwhite Ones? $23 Billion, Report Says

By Sarah Mervosh, The New York Times

01 March 19

 

chool districts that predominantly serve students of color received $23 billion less in funding than mostly white school districts in the United States in 2016, despite serving the same number of students, a new report found.

The report, released this week by the nonprofit EdBuild, put a dollar amount on the problem of school segregation, which has persisted long after Brown v. Board of Education and was targeted in recent lawsuits in states from New Jersey to Minnesota. The estimate also came as teachers across the country have protested and gone on strike to demand more funding for public schools.

“You can tell these dollars make a difference,” said Rebecca Sibilia, the chief executive of EdBuild, a nonpartisan organization focused on improving the way states fund public education.

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0 # Robbee 2019-03-01 21:14
"reparations" would level the "playing field"