Public Education Funding Inequity in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation (2018)

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Authors: US Commission on Civil Rights

Below is an excerpt. This article has been removed from the .gov site. Please click here to read about how the current lead of the Department of Education, Betsy Devos, is being sued by civil rights groups.

In 1954, the Supreme Court decreed in Brown v. Board of Education that public education “is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms,”1 yet all across the United States (U.S.), there are many millions of students who are unable to access a quality public education due to inequities in public education finance. With insufficient financial resources, our nation’s public schools generally struggle to provide a quality education on equal terms and evidence is concrete that “the U.S. educational system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world, and students routinely receive dramatically different learning opportunities based on their social status.”


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