Unfair School Funding

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In Westchester County, where I live, there are glaring examples of funding inequities across school district boundaries. In this video I point out just two.

Yonkers versus Scarsdale, and Port Chester versus Harrison. In each case the wealthier district spends about $10,000 per year per child more than its neighbor. In both cases, the districts are separated by a stream or a small river.

The per pupil funding I have quoted is for school year 2015-16, listed in the Westchester Putnam School Board Association annual “Facts and Figure$” guidebook.

https://issuu.com/wpsba/docs/2016_fac…

The school district boundaries in my area do not all conform to municipal boundaries, and it can be very hard to figure out who goes to school where in my county. I found the school district maps at MapTechnica to be excellent.

PORT CHESTER
https://www.maptechnica.com/school-di…

HARRISON
https://www.maptechnica.com/school-di…

SCARSDALE
https://www.maptechnica.com/school-di…

Westchester County has an insane 40+ school districts. Here is a map of the whole thing:
http://u.realgeeks.media/goodhomeshud…

Related videos:

Why Segregation Persists
https://youtu.be/dP6pfFYx4jk

School Board Elections Explained
https://youtu.be/1BmxWT81SaU

Who Really Runs Your Town?
https://youtu.be/jGYdjEeU-1o

Charter School Advocacy Day 2017
https://youtu.be/bxdRXFw1dRE