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Document Number: 8518

Close the Hidden Funding Gaps in Our Schools - Federal law permits hidden funding gaps to persist between high-poverty schools and more affluent counterparts within the same district. These gaps occur partly because teachers in wealthier schools tend to earn more than their peers in high-poverty schools and because of pressure to "equalize" other resources across schools. By closing loopholes in the comparability provisions of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Congress could promote funding equity within school district budgets. (Daria Hall and Natasha Ushomirsky, The Education Trust, March 2010)...


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