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What does $5,000 get you in Georgia?

March 9, 2009

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This proposal caught my eye the other day… but it took me a few days to round up the relevant data and figures. http://www.beaconcast.com/articles/20090307 The proposal is to give every kid in Georgia a $5,000 dollar voucher to take to the public or private school of his or her choice. At the time of this […]

Raising Arizona School Finance? Can’t be done!

March 7, 2009

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So… I come across this blog which at first appears on target… indicating that typical rankings of state school finance are problematic. But then the blog goes awry… http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2009/mar/06/pupil_spending_statistic_meaningless_misleading/ The point of the blog is that Arizona school funding isn’t as bad as it looks. Not 49th nationally, and that funding alone is not all […]

Take your 65 cents and …well… you know

March 6, 2009

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I was pleased to read this morning that the Texas Legislature is now finally reconsidering the error of adopting into law the 65% requirement pitched by pundits a few years back as a revenue neutral “solution” for increasing education spending. http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/1242118.html Of course, it was in Texas that the actual agenda of those pundits was […]

Another Lame Attempt by KS Legislators to Screw High Poverty Districts!

March 5, 2009

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I’ve gotta give them some credit. The Kansas Legislature is getting more creative and arguably a little better at math over the years. But, the primary objective remains the same – find some way… any way… blatant or more preferably deceitful… to redirect funding allocated for higher poverty larger town and urban school districts to […]

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