Arbitrary Funding – How the Supreme Court Upheld Education Funding Inequity

Source: EdBuild blog, Power in Numbers, May 22, 2016

In this third installment of Power in Numbers, EdBuild finds that similar school districts across the country spend radically different amounts on their students, even when differences in local costs are taken into account, revealing systemic and unjustifiable inequities in the way we fund our schools.

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Resource Inequality
Source: EdBuild blog, Power in Numbers, May 3, 2016

In our second installment of Power in Numbers, we use cost-adjusted revenue to look deeper at whether each state is meeting their responsibility to provide sufficient funding for schooling for all children. We redefine state-level funding inequity and discuss how our current funding systems maintain uneven access to education.

Cost-Adjusted Revenue
Source: EdBuild blog, Power in Numbers, March 10, 2016

Our new series, Power in Numbers, focuses on the inequities brought about by our convoluted state funding systems. We focus on per-pupil funding for states and school districts across the country in order to understand and compare the data at the most granular level.