California School Has Funding Cut Because Student Population Is Too White

Published March 29, 2017

A California middle school has had its funding cut because it doesn’t enroll a high-enough percentage of non-white students. Los Angeles’ ABC7 reports:

Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body.

The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.

In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years.

The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s.

Outrageous, indeed, and yet another example of why government shouldn’t be involved in mandating where children are educated, or anything else involving education, for that matter.



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