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Report Finds Predominantly White Schools Receive $23B More Than Everyone Else

A parked school bus in San Diego, Nov. 1, 2018.

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Above: A parked school bus in San Diego, Nov. 1, 2018.

It’s a 1954 problem in 2019. In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Brown v. Board of Education case to desegregate schools. The goal was to ensure all students received an equal education. But recent data shows that's still not happening.

A report from the non-profit EdBuild shows predominantly white schools get $23 billion dollars more than predominantly non-white schools across this country. The report highlights 21 states, including California, where the funding gap is larger than the national average. And of the 10 million students nationwide who EdBuild found to be enrolled in systemically underfunded schools, 38 percent are in California.

"In California, there are almost 3.8 million students who are enrolled in Non-White school districts who on average receive about $2,300 dollars less than students in white-segregated districts that are their peers," Rebecca Sibilia, Founder and CEO of EdBuild said.

Guest: Rebecca Sibilia, founder and CEO, EdBuild

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Sibilia joins Midday Edition Tuesday to explain the findings of the report and solutions.


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