I think that yes, it is. We spend a lot of money every year on education, and even more on communities that are economically disadvantaged. We do everything possible to ensure that kids from poor communities compete on a level playing field. The main problem, though, is that we can't control their home environments.
I believe that public education makes everyone able to go to school no matter what situation they are coming from and what type of money their parent's make. If we didn't have public education a lot of underprivileged children wound not be able to go to school without public schools.
I do not believe public education in the United States is fair to people in economically disadvantaged communities. Schools receive a large portion of their budget from the taxes collected in their community, so when communities are overall poorer, so are the schools. I believe schools in poorer communitites are disadvantage and this is a severe injustice to the students in these classrooms.
School funding for schools is normally decided by grades. Schools in poor communities that started off under funded have a hard time giving their students the education required for them to get better test scores. This means they are a great disadvantage, when it comes to obtaining funding, to improve the schools. This is unfair to the children in poorer communities who will need a good education to rise above their socioeconomic status.
No, I do not think that the public education in the USA in economically disadvantage communities. The equipment is worn out and is rarely replaced in these areas. Not to mention the books are either old and out of date or they do not exist. Lastly the classrooms are so over crowded that even if there was decent learning materials the students would not have the space to actually utilize them correctly.