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2020’s Best States for Racial Equality in Education

WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Racial Equality in Education

When it comes to education systems with the most equality Michigan scored 36.86 at 36th ranking. (Image Credit (Rmhermen/Wikimedia Commons)) The massive effort to desegregate public schools across the United States was a major goal of the Civil Rights Movement. While Brown v. Board of Education and many other legal cases broke down the official barriers for African Americans to gain an equal education, achieving this ideal has never been easy or simple.

School districts where the majority of students enrolled are students of color receive $23 billion less in education funding than predominantly white school districts, despite serving the same number of students – a dramatic discrepancy that underscores the depth of K-12 funding inequities in the U.S.

With nationwide protests over racial inequality sparking public discourse about government funding priorities, and predominantly non-white school districts receiving $23 billion less funding per year than predominantly white districts, WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Racial Equality in Education.

In order to determine which states have the most racial equality in education, they compared the 50 states across six key metrics. Their data compares the […]

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