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Question of the Day
But the cuts, Mr. Felton said, also illustrate the growing inequality across the nation between affluent suburban school districts and their poorer counterparts in inner cities. Some financially capable districts are providing students with tablet computers or are constructing multimillion-dollar athletic facilities.
A few schools even give cash or other prizes to students just for showing up to class every day, a stark contrast to low-income districts struggling to keep the lights on.
“We’re extremely worried” that the inequality will grow, Mr. Felton said. “What’s the message to those students when they see that they don’t even have supplies” in the classroom?
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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.
Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.
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