New Report Studies Relationship Between School District Boundaries, Affordable Housing and What It Means for Educational Equity

October 18, 2021

October 7, 2021

A new report from Bellwether Education Partners examines how the geographic boundaries of school districts and the rental housing market limits options for students and exacerbates the education gap between lower-income and affluent families. The report, “Priced Out of Public Schools: District Lines, Housing Access and Inequitable Educational Options”, analyzed the relationship between per-pupil funding, rental housing access and school district boundaries in the 200 largest U.S. metropolitan areas and found that the combination of these factors contributes to an inequitable gap averaging $6,355 in district funding per-pupil and affects 12.8 million students.

Read the full report here