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A new study from the Education Law Center names Virginia among six states with the worst track record on funding education.
Not only does the state get a “D” grade for the amount of money it dedicates to schools, the state also gets a “D” for the equity of distribution, measured by how well states direct money to poorer school districts.
The other states with D and F grades were Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Nevada and North Dakota. The six states with the best rankings were Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont and Wyoming.
According to the report, the level of state and local funding per pupil decreases as the poverty level increases in both Virginia and North Carolina.
The Education Law Center is a New Jersey-based organization that advocates for access to adequate resources for public schools.
The full report is online at http://bit.ly/dwMB2e