An Interactive Map from EdBuild Shows How School District Funding Enforces Poverty Rates – CityLab

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“In the United States, the public school a student attends is still primarily determined by where their family lives. Most children are enrolled in district schools that receive, on average, nearly half of their funding through local property taxes. This system ties school budgets to the value of local property wealth and incentivizes boundaries between upper- and lower-income communities. Intentional or not, these invisible walls often concentrate education dollars within affluent school districts, and ensure that low-income students are kept on the outside.”

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2015/07/how-school-districts-seal-their-students-into-poverty/399116/?utm_source=SFTwitter

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