Personal tools

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home Newsroom Education News Roundup Archive 2010 October 2010 Study shows deep disparities in funding for schools

Study shows deep disparities in funding for schools

  • 10-12-2010
  • Bookmark and Share

Blog by Valerie Strauss/Washington Post

A new study starkly shows deep disparities in the way school districts across the country are funded, a reality that raises big questions about how effective “reforms” can be if they don’t deal with the issue of equity. The analysis rates the 50 states on funding level, funding distribution, state fiscal effort, and public school coverage. It concludes that only six states are positioned relatively well on all four measures to provide equality of educational opportunity for all children regardless of background, family income, where they live or where they go to school. The statistical analysis, titled "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card," was done by David G. Sciarra, executive director of the Education Law Center in New Jersey, Bruce Baker of Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, Danielle Farrie, research director of the law center. (more…)

Also: Education Week

Document Actions
Connect with IDEA
Subscribe to the news roundup