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School Funding: Do Poor Kids Get Their Fair Share?


This feature article from the Urban Institute examines how states are using school finance formulas to allocate additional state dollars to low-income students who research has shown need additional resources to learn at similar levels to their non-need peers. The Urban Institute feature asks the question "Where is education funding progressive?" and looks at state, local, and federal funding to determine whether or not a state's school finance system is progressive, meaning most of the state's education aid is going to low-income students. This question is expanded upon in an Urban Institute brief from May 2017 titled Do Poor Kids Get Their Fair Share of School Funding?

Citation

Urban Institute. (2017). School Funding: Do Poor Kids Get Their Fair Share? Retrieved from http://apps.urban.org/features/school-funding-do-poor-kids-get-fair-share/#1.