Study: Spending gap persists between poorest, richest districts

12/22/2005 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

Nationwide the poorest districts spend about $900 less per pupil in state and local money than do the most affluent school systems, reports a new study by Education Trust analysts. A Hartford Courant analysis of Connecticut's reported $239 per-pupil gap finds that seven of the state's poorest districts actually slightly outspent the 12 wealthiest districts in the state, when federal funding was included.

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