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Document Number: 9304

Bitter Pill, Better Formula: Toward a Single, Fair and Equitable Formula for ESEA Title I, Part A - Federal policymakers and education officials, aware of the potential ferocity of a "formula fight" tread with care when it comes to revising the way Title I, Part A of ESEA distributes funds. But the authors feel the formula driving Title I-A grants require a major overhaul because, in short, they favor wealthy states and enormous school districts. Many schools serving high concentrations of poor students are being shortchanged. (Center for American Progress, February 2010)...

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