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Parents of students at a North Hollywood middle school are outraged over a race-based school funding formula that’s driving budget cuts thanks to a higher percentage of white students. Parents at Los Angeles Unified School District’s Walter Reed Middle School received a letter from the district last week explaining a change in the school’s Predominantly Hispanic, Black, Asian or Non-Anglo status means less funding for the school in 2017-18.

Under a court order from 1978, the race based formula cuts funding for California schools that have more than 30% white students – Yes you read this right. Although this racial standard has been on the books for many decades, parents didn’t care until it affected their kid’s schools.

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