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Monday, March 12, 2007

School Funding Dilemma

The Indy Star yesterday posted this editorial regarding the Democrats' plan for education funding.

The solutions are not simple. Even with increases in the last few years, growing suburban schools are hurting because their student populations are growing faster than their revenue is growing. On the other hand, declining enrollment schools struggle with declining revenue under the school funding plan the Republicans put through in recent years.

Hence, you see in the Star article that rural districts could receive $500 extra per student in the proposed plan. This is because economies of scale work against small districts.

Here are the comments from readers at the Star.

As you can see, there are also a variety of opinions on charter schools.


ISTEP or PETSI? said...

I can't make heads or tails of many of these comments.

Public school advocates leap to their feet and scream that "Charters have not lived up to their claims. The numbers are there and they do not hold up."

Two, and then five posts later, another person screams " attend a school where the teacher spends 95% of their time dealing with security and behavior issues.... [a]nd teaching only to the goal of getting higher standardized testing scores."

Y I K E S!

So, which is the demon? ISTEP, or
Public Education thru Special Interest {lobbying}?

When ISTA stops pulling the strings on the Pat Bauer puppet show, then something will change.

The editorial cartoon in the Star said it all, with the ol' muskrat hisself just a rollin' along.

And the downward spiral continues...

Anonymous said...

Turtles must hug at least one friend once a day.
Turtles must be as messy as possible when playing with clay.
Turtles must play and have fun all of the time.
Turtles must be outside whenever there is sunshine.

Turtles should always be there if a friend cries.
Turtles should always tell the truth! [NO LIES.]

When crawling Turtles must always go slow,
so they will never have a big crash or blow.

These are all the Turtle rules
all who disobey will be deemed as fools.

Anonymous said...

STOP BLOCKING ALL THE WEBSITES......everyone uses msn all the time to look up research. When we need pictures for a report or something this was the only site we could use to get them. And now you took thatand it seems like you care less about our eduaction and more of how you look. not everyone uses all these sites you block for bad. in fact less then you think do. You think your being helpful by blocking every website ever made but your making it to be useless to even have internet at school. you might as well just take away the computers.