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A new analysis of state data shows widening gaps in education spending between affluent and poor communities — and divides in academic performance.
The report was prepared for a Commonwealth Court judge as part of an ongoing suit that contends Pennsylvania is failing to provide a “thorough and efficient” system of education. Among its findings: on average, the poorest 20% of school districts have $7,866 less per student than the wealthiest 20%.
Use the chart below to see how much your school district is owed, according to the new analysis.
Maddie Hanna of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Spotlight PA’s Cynthia Fernandez contributed reporting.
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