(Mar 23) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says PA’s funding gap between rich, poor schools is nation’s worst

Secretary Arne Duncan says Pa.’s funding gap between rich, poor schools is nation’s worst
By Huizhong Wu, Inquirer Staff WriterU.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday that Pennsylvania does the worst job in the nation of funding low-income school districts.

“The state of Pennsylvania is 50th, dead last, in terms of the inequality between how wealthy school districts are funded and poor districts,” Duncan said.

Recent Education Department figures show that the amount spent on each student in Pennsylvania’s poorest school districts is 33 percent less than the amount spent on each student in the wealthier districts.

Full story: Ed Secretary Arne Duncan says Pa.’s funding gap between rich, poor schools is nation’s worst, by Huizhong Wu, Philadelphia Inquirer, 03/23/15

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