District Boundaries Leave Quality Schools Out of Reach for Low-Income Families

District Boundaries Leave Quality Schools Out of Reach for Low-Income Families

District Boundaries Leave Quality Schools Out of Reach for Low-Income Families The Laraway Community Consolidated School District, west of Chicago, has an ample supply of housing where a family at the poverty line can find an apartment for about $1,000 per month. But if the family wants to move their child to better schools in the nearby Elwood, Union or Manhattan districts they would be hard-pressed to find housing in that price range. Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. These invisible boundaries are what researchers at Bellwether Education Partners call “border barriers” — lines between districts that frequently …
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