Public Education Funding Inequity in an Era of Increasing Concentration of Poverty and Resegregation

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Briefing Report
January, 2018

This document by a Federal finding civil rights fact-finding agency analyzes the status of school segregation some 60 years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. The report cites Houston Institute founder Charles Ogletree’s All Deliberate Speed, and its transmittal memo to the the President and Congress reads in part:

The Commission majority found that many students in the U.S. living in segregated
neighborhoods and concentrations of poverty do not have access to high-quality schools simply
because of where they live, and that there is potential for housing policy to help provide better
educational opportunities for these students. Low-income students and students of color are often
relegated to low-quality school facilities that lack equitable access to teachers, instructional
materials, technology and technology support, critical facilities, and physical maintenance. These
absences can negatively impact a student’s health and ability to be attentive and can exacerbate
existing inequities in student outcomes


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