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School Funding Disparity

Rebecca Klein

GOP Legislators Apparently Don't Want More Money Going To Poor Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Judges, beware: Your job may be in jeopardy if you try to promote equal education for all students, according to a Center For American Progress report...

Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance...

Money Must Follow the Student in Brown's School Funding Reform

John Affeldt | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
John Affeldt

No matter what you think of its merits, you have to admire Governor Jerry Brown's new finance reform proposal for its sheer boldness.

Why Did They Boycott?

Washington Post | Kari Lydersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Washington Post's Kari Lyderson recapped the school boycott led by the rev. and state Sen. James Meeks. She points to Illinois' dismal per-pupil s...

Field Trip Over: Meeks' Boycott Kids Finally Out of Media Glare

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Anyone who cares about kids in this town getting a shot at a decent education surely looked at the Chicago Public School children who marched into Winnetka and felt the rumbling pride of civil rights crusades past.

Meeks, Blago May Actually Meet Over School Funding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE From the AP: Now that state Senator James Meeks has called off his Chicago school boycott, he and Governor Rod Blagojevich are working out a m...

Father's Day: a Million Fathers to March on the First Day of School

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When you stop to look at the array of organizations trying to address the crushing problem of poor children being left behind in U.S. schools there are groups out there just getting stuff done, like Chicago's Black Star Project.

The School Funding Gap

Chicago Reporter | Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Alden K. Loury and Matthew Hendrickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new Chicago Reporter analysis of school funding data shows the long-term disparities in school funding as area civil rights leaders filed a lawsuit ...