Wednesday, December 3, 2014

US Department of Ed investigating NY state funding

I haven't seen this before: 
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will be investigating complaints brought forth by two New York school districts that say the state’s funding structure for public schools discriminates against districts with high concentrations of people of color, students whose first language is not English, and students with disabilities.
According to a press release from the Schenectady City School District, this will be the first time the OCR considers a complaint of this kind from a school district.
It would seem that this is also going to establish something of a precedent, both in terms of federal oversight and in terms of potential national impact.

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