Friday, April 7, 2017

Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says - LA Times

Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says - LA Times:

Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says

A funding formula signed into law four years ago has mostly leveled the playing field among the state’s school districts, a report released Thursday found — but the money is not necessarily going to the neediest students.
The Local Control Funding Formula, championed by California Gov. Jerry Brown, was intended to remedy educational inequities by giving districts extra money based on how many of their students were in high-needs categories: low-income children, foster youth and English learners.
“It is controversial, but it is right and it’s fair,” Brown said at the time.
Advocates and parents hailed the formula as progressive and called it a potential model for states across the U.S.
What the report released by Education Trust-West — an Oakland-based nonprofit that advocates for educational equity — found was that districts with the highest concentrations of poor students indeed were now receiving more funding on average than wealthier districts.Even under adjusted funding formula, California's poorest schools still lose out, report says - LA Times:
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