THE 74 MILLION – New Map: School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think

School funding inequality isn’t limited to the oft-discussed state-level disparities — in fact, national spending differences paint an even bleaker picture.

A new report published today by the nonprofit group EdBuildshows that inequality between states is even worse than inequality within states. When looking at state and local funding nationally, the poorest districts in the country get 21 percent fewer dollars per student. In a school of 500 students, that’s a gap of nearly $1.5 million between the schools poor and wealthy students attend.

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