Zoning Linked to School Quality

A new report from the Brookings Institute links housing prices to school quality. According to Education Week, “using test scores from schools in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, senior research analyst Jonathan Rothwell found that housing costs an average of 2.4 times more—close to $11,000 more per year—near a high-scoring public school than near a low-scoring one.” However, controversial zoning policies often make it difficult for low-income families to live in areas with better schools.



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