Vast differences in the finances of two nearby Massachusetts schools troubled Rev. Cheryl Lloyd, a Unitarian minister, who now coordinates a program to bring volunteers in to help tutor students at the lower-income school. "The lack of equity is unbelievable," said the principal of that school. "On one side of the street, a school might have art, music, phys ed; and on the other side ... there is nothing other than the required subject areas."

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