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Studies show racial bias in Pennsylvania school funding

April 30, 2017 – The Pottstown Mercury – by Evan Brandt

POTTSTOWN — People objecting to Pennsylvania’s status as the state with the widest gap between funding for rich and poor school districts have argued that a zip code all-too-often determines the quality of a student’s education.

Apparently the color of a student’s skin matters even more.

New research has found that the less white a district’s students are, the more unfair the funding gap in state basic education dollars.

The discovery was made by two separate fair funding advocacy groups as they began applying Pennsylvania’s new “fair funding formula” to the finances of the state’s 500 school districts.

Read the full article in the Mercury.

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