When government budgets are tight, education is often the first thing to be shaved down. It can feel like a relatively painless fix, because the full effects of cutting education funds only crystallize years later. But such cuts scrape away at that most iconic expression of American democracy and opportunity — the public schools. Because of an outdated tax-based funding model, scholars say, it’s the poorest regions that feel these cuts the hardest, making it even more difficult for America’s poor to attain a better quality of life.
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Posted on 10/4/2012