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Summer 2023

50 Years Older and Deeper in Debt: The Shaky Foundations of U.S. School Funding
By Stan Karp

Karp describes the origins of the unjust U.S. patchwork system of funding schools and envisions funding justice.

School Debt: The Great Unequalizer
By Eleni Schirmer

As Schirmer writes: “School districts with the fewest resources pay the most to borrow.” Given the underfunding of schools, debt amplifies existing inequalities.

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Rethinking Schools is the country’s leading grassroots magazine for social and racial justice in education.

About Rethinking Schools

Rethinking Schools began in 1986, when a group of Milwaukee education activists — teachers, teacher educators, and community members — met to talk about how they could bring more critical voices into the conversation about public schools and libraries. These founding Rethinking Schools editors saw a school curriculum that was conservative, dumbed-down, and dominated by corporate-produced textbooks. Inappropriate standardized testing was rampant. Racial bias infected every level of schooling.