True Or False: More Money Buys Better SchoolsStephanie Anderson Forest
In 1968, Demetrio P. Rodriguez sued the state of Texas over its miserly spending in his poor San Antonio school district. Back then, he hoped that by the time his third-grade son reached sixth grade, his district's spending level would equal that of richer ones. Now, his grandchildren attend the school his kids did, and conditions are no better: Often, trailers serve as classrooms, and the ceilings leak. Says Rodriguez: "My grandchildren deserve better."
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