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Letters: Education Inequality

by Nathan Hampton 03-04-2015

Lisa Sharon Harper’s “An Education in Implicit Bias” (January 2015) covers a number of good points, but contains one significant factual error. Harper incorrectly writes that schools are funded through local “homeownership” taxes. In most of the country, schools are actually funded by property taxes. It is an easy mistake to make, since homeowners are the largest group that pays these taxes, but the levies are actually assessed on all real estate, save that owned by government agencies.