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Report: Foundation funding widens the gap between California's 'rich' and 'poor' schools

by Adolfo Guzman Lopez | Take Two®

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The Irvine Public Schools Foundation raises money to pay for all K-3 music classes, and covers some of the costs of music classes for 4tn, 5th, and 6th graders in Irvine Unified schools. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC

New research shows the funding gap is widening between schools in wealthy and poor neighborhoods across the state. The State Supreme Court tried decades ago to level the field when it struck down a funding system tied to property taxes.

But researchers now claim a new kind of inequality has crept back with a vengeance. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has this report.

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