Month: December 2017

Scheme Would Strike School Funding Formula from Law

Heads up – the 2018 Legislative Session starts January 2, and reputable sources tell us that the House leadership plans an early move to eliminate the school funding formula from law, erasing the Legislature’s obligation to provide adequate funding for public schools. Legislators and superintendents say that House leaders have summoned small groups of legislators to …

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The Voucher Hoax in Your Mailbox

Privatizers are sending out mailers intended to trick public school supporters into backing vouchers. Their direct mail pieces claim that Education Savings Accounts (their fancy name for vouchers) “provide families freedom” and “provide teachers flexibility to foster and nurture students.” Both claims are patently false. ESAs are designed to benefit private schools, not students. Here are …

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Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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