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“Is School Funding Fair?” a new 50-state “report card” from NJ’s Education Law Center

Are school finance systems in the 50 states fair? Simply comparing overall funding levels won’t answer that question, according to a groundbreaking report released today.

“Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card” posits that fairness depends not only on a sufficient level of funding for all students, but also the provision of additional resources to districts where there are more students with greater needs. Go to the original…

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NWfS — 16 October 2010, 08:22

Also a user friendly summary from Valerie Strauss: “Funding alone, of course, cannot guarantee that students will do better in school, but the lack of equal funding makes a mockery of efforts to provide a strong education to all kids.”

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/equity/study-shows-deep-disparities-i.html#more

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