FAQs unfair local education funding keeps schools from?
How does school funding vary across states?
School funding levels, according to the analysis of the Education Law Center and the Rutgers Graduate School of Education , vary most dramatically along school-district lines, generally dictated by local property taxes, which renders the education of some wealthy children funded at double the rate of a poor kid’s.
Is Illinois’ education system the most unfair in the country?
According to a study by the Education Trust, Illinois school districts have vast disparities in funding compared to other states, making Illinois’ system the “most unfair” nationwide.
Do schools in high poverty areas receive less funding?
In 17 states, including relatively affluent Connecticut and Maine, the school systems “provide less funding to their higher poverty school districts, even though students in these districts require more resources to achieve.”
How does state funding affect Chicago Public Schools?
In an attempt at providing Chicago Public Schools with greater financial flexibility, state funding for Chicago was streamlined by creating two block grants—one which paid for general education and the other for educational services. 2
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