Study: Schools Shortchange Low-Income Students By Paying Their Teachers Less

A new study by the Education Department finds that “tens of thousands of schools serving low-income students are being shortchanged because districts spend fewer state and local dollars on teacher salaries in those schools than on salaries in schools serving higher-income students.” This problem arises due to whats known as the “comparability loophole,” which ultimately results in schools that serve low-income children receiving less per-pupil than high-income districts.