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Document Number: 10403

Unequal Education: Federal Loophole Enables Lower Spending on Students of Color - According to this report, "students of color are being shortchanged across the country when compared to their white peers." The author asserts that there is, on average, 40% variation in school funding within districts, and that inequality in school funding does not stem from disparities in property tax bases, as is commonly assumed. The report analyzes newly available data on school spending to make the case that the so-called "comparability loophole" should be closed. (Center for American Progress, August 2012)...

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