Cuts spur conversation on weighted school funding

Isn’t something wrong when the schools losing the most money are the ones needing the most help? “The Jackson Mann K-8 school, is a Level 4 school — one level away from triggering state receivership — is due to receive a cut of $1,006,769. Brighton High School, also at Level 4 is due a cut of $1,007,459, in the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. Those schools are at the top of a list that also includes cuts of $751,748 to the Level 4 Dever School and $190,769 at Boston Latin Academy.”



Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

“Three consecutive reports, each studying one of the largest new state voucher programs, found that vouchers hurt student learning,” and yet, “The new evidence on vouchers does not seem to have deterred the Trump administration, which has proposed a new $20 billion voucher program. Secretary DeVos’s enthusiasm for vouchers, which have been the primary focus of her philanthropic spending and advocacy, appears to be undiminished.”