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    ManhattanMan

    In a lot of districts, the schools that serve poor children may actually get more money than the ones that serve the wealthier students. Yet the ones that serve the wealthier are always better scoring and better outcome schools. A lot of what you mentioned--attention to children's health, for instance, is something that is done by parents. Also an interesting stat for CPS is that wealthier students are more likely to be referred for SPED services--because they have primary care physicians who are able to diagnose quicker than the school is.

    And frankly, some schools in poorer areas decide to spend their extra funding in strange ways, like hiring more security guards than actually providing education.

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