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Document Number: 6370

Addressing Funding Inequities within Districts - A growing body of research has uncovered evidence that schools serving high concentrations of poor, minority and low-performing students receive fewer resources than other schools in the same district. This working paper is separated into three sections, which: (1) describe the shift that some researchers have made from examining fiscal equity at the district level to analyzing the allocation of funds to schools within a district, (2) describe the causes of sub-district funding inequities, and (3) analyze some of the legal and policy implications of sub-district finance inequity and suggest a possible avenue through which reform might be pursued. (Kelly Warner-King and Veronica Smith-Casem, Center on Reinventing Public Education, August 2005)...

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