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What does $5,000 get you in Georgia?

March 9, 2009


This proposal caught my eye the other day… but it took me a few days to round up the relevant data and figures. 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


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… 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. 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


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 […]