How do zoning practices affect students' access to top schools?

A new report by the Brookings Institution links housing prices and zoning policies to access to high-quality schools by low-income students. According to the report, the average low-income student attends a school where students score in the 42nd percentile on standardized tests, while their middle- and high-income counterparts attend schools where test scores reach the 61st percentile. "I do think zoning is an underlying problem," the study's author, Jonathan Rothwell, said.

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