Oregon's funding system helps rural schools, but critics remain

05/9/2005 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Oregon's funding formula redistributes tax revenues from wealthy districts to poorer, predominantly rural ones. As a result, two-thirds of state students last year attended districts whose per-pupil spending was close to the state average of $7,200. Some critics say the funding system ignores the higher costs urban and suburban districts face.

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