Saturday, February 12, 2005

A Lot More of Less

Some weekend newspaper headlines indicated that Indiana schools could get a slight increase in funding instead of a cut. Buried in the Fort Wayne Gazette article is the actual news.

Here is the short version

"YOUR kid doesn't get it."

Buried well down in the text is this quote from Pat Bauer,

The rich get richer and the urban centers will be hurt,” said Bauer, whose caucus claims that 240 school districts will see less money under the new formula. The GOP plans to add money to the complexity formula to educate children with socio-economic disadvantages.

So the Krispy Kreme Theory of School Funding is validated again. Under this theory (see previous posts), the I-465 donut will get the Carmel icing and sprinkles, the remainder of the extra money for education will be taken from the rural schools and given to schools with higher at-risk indicators.

Not to be too critical but isn't it ironic to see a headline that implies education may get a slight increase but the small print reveals that 240 of the 300+ school districts in Indiana will actually get less.

A lot more of less.

2 Comments:

At Sunday, February 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Project K for Kids is a name that worked well for us in our recent building project. It might work for us in this arena as well.

 
At Friday, March 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I are confused.

When they say that 240 schools get less, does that mean less per student, less total dollars, or less of an increase.

Inquiring minds want to know

 

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