Not all schools are equal when it comes to public funding. Districts across the country spend more on schools that have a large percentage of low-income students. In CMS, the funding for some schools is more than double what other schools receive for each student.
But that doesn’t necessarily translate to academic success. WFAE set out to find out why.
To borrow from a classic, let’s call this a tale of two schools. One is highly successful. One is improving, but still struggling. Tina Yulee sees the difference every day.