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ISSUE 130 | October 28, 2021
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Geography contributes to inequities by school district across PA
It is common knowledge that student enrollment in public school depends primarily on residential address.
This disparate system means zip code determines quality of education.
Property taxes largely fund public schools in the state, so the best education is typically found in wealthier communities.
In the Spotlight: Regionalization offers potential to reduce inequities in education. The Institute's Executive Director recently penned an op-ed for RealClear Policy, emphasizing the value of regional collaboration over competition.