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A New Push To Make Suburban Counties Pay For City Schools

Jeff Katz
July 11, 2019 - 4:16 pm

Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd) told a group of educators Tuesday that segregation in schools is still alive and well in terms of wage gaps between white and black Americans evident in real estate taxes. This has lead to a disparity in funding for majority-black schools through real estate taxes. 

Scott has long been an advocate for driving more funds to city schools, including co-authoring a bill that allocated federal funds for more than half of public schools based on low-income populations, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Read more on this from the Times-Dispatch here.