Analysis Finds Better Schools are Found in More Affluent Neighborhoods
AIR DATE: March 16, 2012
An analysis of Clark County School District's School Performance Framework, a ranking system that assigns a star ranking for school performance, revealed that most top rated schools in the district are located in affluent areas. The analysis was done by the Las Vegas Sun and revealed that homes in the most affluent neighborhoods in the valley where the median home price exceeds $132,250 are eight times more likely to have a four- or five-star school than schools in poorer neighborhoods. We talk with LV Sun Reporter, Paul Takahashi about the analysis and what the district plans to do to change address the issue.
Paul Takahashi, education reporter, LV Sun Shannon Monnat, Prof of Sociology, UNLV