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Nearly Half of States Steer Funding to Affluent Schools

New data shows discrepancies in education spending throughout the U.S. Figures show 23 states, including Texas, directed more state and local funds to already affluent schools.

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New data from the National Center for Education Statistics illuminates stark discrepancies in education spending throughout the United States. Figures show 23 states, including Texas, directed more state and local funds toward already affluent school districts. The findings are timely for Congress, whose current rewrite of No Child Left Behind seeks to ensure equitable funding for all students. (Washington Post)

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