The public education system in the United States fails to educate economically disadvantaged children. Students from poor families are more likely to repeat grades,' to have below average basic academic skills, to drop out of school, and to forego attending college. These gaps in educational achievement translate into an inability to compete effectively in the employment market place. In an attempt to remedy these inequalities, plaintiffs have attacked the most obvious source of disparity: state school financing schemes.
State Constitutional Analyses of Public School Finance Reform Cases: Myth or Methodology?,
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