Fair and Just School Resources

Fair and Just School Resources

In the United States public schools are funded through a mix of local, state and federal funding. For the most part, schools serving students of color and students from low-income communities have less funding per student than schools in wealthier neighborhoods. These resource disparities perpetuate opportunity gaps in schools and in our broader society. No child’s educational opportunities should be limited because of their zip code. The Schott Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that every student has access to fair and just school resources.

The Latest on Fair & Just School Resources

Report
Sunday August 1, 2010 –
This is the 2010 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
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Policy Guide
Friday December 18, 2009 –

Learn about the Opportunity to Learn Campaign’s proposal for a federal resource standards and accountability system and how this system would supplement state education funding and accountability, improve resource distribution efficiencies and yield grater return on investment.

Report
Friday July 25, 2008 –
This is the 2008 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
Report
Friday December 1, 2006 –
This is a supplemental report to the 2006 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
Report
Thursday June 1, 2006 –
This is the 2006 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
Report
Friday October 1, 2004 –
This is the 2004 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
Report
Sunday February 1, 2004 –

This report presents in-depth data on urban, suburban, and rural districts and how they compare in the population of students they serve, the economic factors they confront, and the tax and spending responsibilities they face in Wisconsin's current school-finance system. It also includes a special section on districts in the northern lake region of the state. (44 pp.)

Report
Saturday June 1, 2002 –

This report describes a new school finance system—one designed to link the needs of students to the state's academic standards to ensure that all children, regardless of their special needs or the location of their schools, have the opportunity to succeed. It serves as the basis to Funding Our Future: The Wisconsin Adequacy Plan (above). The full report includes a cost-out of the Adequacy model for each of Wisconsin's 426 school districts. (111 pp.)

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