Many disadvantaged districts receive the least funding
Many states provide the fewest funds to districts with the most poor and minority students, according to a new Education Trust report. On average, U.S. school districts in 2005 spent $938 less per pupil at schools where incomes were low versus more affluent districts, while districts with a large proportion of minority students received $877 less per pupil compared with predominately white districts.
Arroyo, C.(2007). The funding gap. Washington, DC: Education Trust.