If you've ever consulted your own common sense, one of the things it probably told you was, "I bet that shitty schools in poor neighborhoods get less money spent on them, than schools in richer neighborhoods." At long last, the US Education Department has done a real live study on this topic. The shocking results:

Its conclusion: Tens of thousands of schools serving low-income students are being shortchanged because districts spend fewer state and local dollars on teacher salaries in those schools than on salaries in schools serving higher-income students.

"Shocker," ironic use of "surprise!" etc. It's just what you already knew. The world is just as bad as we've always feared. Let's just try to make it through one day at a time.

[NYT. Image via AP]