Inequities continue to dampen the prospects for getting a $13 billion school construction bond on the 2020 California ballot

The measure to place a $13 billion school facilities bond on the 2020 California ballot that sailed through the State Senate Education Committee last week, has hit a snag, reports Capital & Main. At issue, notes the article, are concerns over inequitable distribution of funds from previous facilities bonds that were brought to light in study written for Getting Down to Facts II, the PACE/Stanford research initiative. In their study, Financing School Facilities in California: A Ten-Year Perspective, researchers Eric Brunner and Jeffrey M. Vincent found that “school facility funding tends to be higher in districts with the highest median household income and lower in districts with the highest concentrations of disadvantaged or nonwhite students.”

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