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How school funding can help repair the legacy of segregation

Posted on AllSides February 18th, 2021
From The Left
education, school funding, segregation

America’s schools spend less money on Black students. Closing the gap is key to equality.

The walls at the high school Leanne Nunes attended in the Bronx were painted a color she likes to call “penitentiary beige.”

The cafeteria, located in the basement, had no windows. About half of her classrooms didn’t have windows, either. “It felt kind of jail-like,” Nunes, now a first-year student at Howard University, told Vox. “It felt like the building itself was trying to keep you in.”

And the lack of resources went beyond the...

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