Financial Gap Is Widening For Rich and Poor Schools

Greg Winter
October 6, 2004

According to a study due to be released today by the Education Trust research group, rich districts in 2002 received on average $868 more in state and local funding than did poor ones. In 2000, when high poverty districts benefited from robust tax revenues to a slightly greater degree than their wealthier counterparts, the funding differential was down to $728.