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How One State Is Trying to Close America’s Huge Education Gap

With school funding left to state and local governments, less fortunate communities face an uphill battle.

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If there’s one thing many Americans agree on, it’s the importance of education as a bedrock of the U.S. economy. Yet the federal government has left children’s education almost entirely up to states and towns, its funding subject to the vagaries of the real estate market and demographic shifts.