A new report says Connecticut is cheating students of color out of half a billion dollars a year.
In Connecticut, about half the kids are students of color. But most of them are crammed into just nine school systems and each of those students gets $2,300 less each year than kids in mostly white districts.
This is according to a new report by the School and State Finance Project.
“It means that, not only does your school have less funding in order to provide what you need — so, high-quality teachers, high-quality school facilities, high-quality books and materials — it also means that your school is facing greater challenges,” said Katie Roy, School and State Finance Project director.
There was a lawsuit over this issue. In 2016, a judge ordered Connecticut to completely rework how