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$902 fewer dollars to spend per student than school districts with the lowest minority
enrollment. This adds up to a difference of $22,500 per class of twenty-ﬁve students.
Looking closely at speciﬁc school districts reveals even greater inequities in investments. In
the predominately white school district of Manhasset, just outside New York City, students
receive twice as many resources as their predominately black and Latino counterparts in
or close to New York City’s urban core. S chool Funding in Selected School Districts in the New York City Area SCHOOL DISTRICT WHITE
New York City 80.0%
$10,469 Source for spending data: New York State, Statistical Proﬁles of School Districts, June 2002.
Source for racial demographic data: New York State, Statistical Proﬁles of School Districts, 1997. These expenditure data are relatively reliable i...
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