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Sunday, November 06, 2016

MARYLAND CHILDREN NEED ADDITIONAL $2.6 BILLION FOR ADEQUATE EDUCATION

 
For more than two years, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) research consultants have been studying the adequacy of the state education funding formula. This month, the consultants released their much anticipated draft final report. Clocking in at 371 pages, the full report includes recommendations on everything from per pupil spending and calculating a jurisdiction's wealth, to universal full-day pre-k and the Geographic Cost of Education Index.

Built into the current state education funding law, the Bridge to Excellence Act of 2002, was a requirement to reassess the adequacy of the formula a decade later. Though legislators kicked the can down the road in 2012, the state hired consultants Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc. (APA) and a few other associated consultant groups in 2014 to begin the review. The ACLU served on a Stakeholder Advisory Group to give input during the last two years. After producing a number of sub-studies and interim reports logging their progress, the consultants released a draft of their final report in October 2016. The new Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education (or, "Kirwan" Commission) will take APA's study, get additional public input, and make recommendations about any changes to the formula in their final report, due December 2017.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL ANALYSIS OF THE DRAFT REPORT ON STATE EDUCATION FUNDING ADEQUACY

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It has always been the same formula. Throw more money at it. It has NEVER worked.

Anonymous said...

Of course they do. If taxpayers are not throwing enough money to your children, teach them in your own back yard. "It's for the *ked's*"

Anonymous said...

Those darned "children" are always needing another billion dollars or two! Lets let them do without a few billion this time and see how that works for them!

Anonymous said...

Every year more is not enough. They have adequate funding. Wouldn't it be nice to have a Superintendent that wants to save the tax dollars money!

Anonymous said...

Maryland hires half a## teachers, lets kids run amuck and run off good teachers. Somerset puts all the money into Washington high..which is more like JR prison training camp and ignores Crisfield high. If anything they try to shut CHS down so the ghetto school gets all the money. And all the money in the world wont improve their education. The kids are basically animals and until that is fixed no one will learn. Maryland needs charter schools where you can separate the ignorant from the educated. Half the kids want to learn and the lazy ones need to be housed. We use to throw people who act up out of school till they acted right. Now they have made it so they keep everyone, despite behavior...worst idea ever. Our education system has degraded to a shadow of itself.

Anonymous said...

Too much is already spent on schools. The budget needs to be revamped and fiscal restraint practiced.

Anonymous said...

If your on welfare and have more than 2 kids u get a bill i am fed up paying for ur kids .

Rolex said...

Sounds like people that don't make enough money complaining about paying their fair share.

Anonymous said...

BS, complete and utter BS.

Anonymous said...

Kids don't need education because there ain't no jobs. It is amazing how the rest of the country is educated and working, just not the slower lower.

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunately but Maryland and its taxpayers do not have the resources to support the current level of illegal aliens in public schools.

Anonymous said...

Stop all the additional free food programs!
Their parents are already getting Foodstamps, yet we give them free breakfast and lunch!

I guess its so they can sell some of those to buy beer and cigarettes!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't a portion of the lottery and casino money supposed to go towards education?

Anonymous said...

Well if the children need more money have the PARENTS donate 10 dollars for each child. Problem solved!