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How Districts Shortchange Low-Income and Minority Students

BY Laura Anderson
The Education Trust Funding Gaps 2006

Marguerite Roza

Published in 2006 by The Education Trust

The full report documents how school finance policy choices at the federal, state, and district levels systematically stack the deck against students who need the most support from their schools. Dr. Roza’s analysis demonstrates that, despite district bookkeeping practices that make funding across schools within the same district appear relatively comparable, substantially less money is spent in high-poverty and high-minority schools.

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