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When School Funds Follow Teachers, Not Students.

Bock, Mary and Georges Tippens.

This article summarizes findings related to disparities in spending on teacher salaries among 53 schools in the Minneapolis Public School District. This project expands on a previous, smaller study of 2002-2003 teacher salary data. According to the earlier study, 26 out of 28 Minneapolis Public Schools that had below-average teacher pay also had above-average percentages of students of color or low-income students. The current study examined 2004-2005 school year accounting data to determine whether this trend has persisted at individual schools. In general, the authors found a trend of relatively low spending on teacher salaries at schools that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged learners, and vice versa.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported through a New Initiative grant from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
38 (2): 22-24
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Reporter 38 (2)

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