Children In America's Schools Analysis

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Distribution of resources is a prevalent theme in both films. The documentary Children in America’s Schools displays an ample amount of examples to support the claim that there is an unconscionable difference between the distributions of resources among neighboring districts. William Phillis, a member of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding, stated “It is impossible for poor districts (in the state of Ohio) to provide a high quality education because the property wealth is not there to tax” (Hayden, 1996, 5:36). The issue of how schools are funding comes from the creation of “redlining” districts, which based on income and race. Redlining is the Federal Housing Administration’s policy that explicitly refuses “to back

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