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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:36 PM

How grossly underfunded are public schools?



In New York, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Washington and many other states, courts have determined that there is “a causal connection between the poor performance of … students and the low funding provided their schools.“

Unlike the modern corporate education reformers, rather than vilify teachers and educational experts, courts value their firsthand knowledge of school conditions, their effects on learning, and the resources needed to give all students an equal opportunity to learn.

When shown evidence of conditions in actual schools, courts consistently find what CCM contends – without adequate funding, schools cannot provide an adequate education.

New York’s highest court found that “tens of thousands of students are placed in overcrowded classrooms, taught by unqualified teachers, and provided with inadequate facilities and equipment.,” representing a “systemic failure.”



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/25/how-grossly-underfunded-are-public-schools/

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proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #1

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:37 AM

1. The tea party Kansas legislature is trying to overturn that court ruling

and reduce school funding. The governor has already taken it back to 1992 levels. The results have been disastrous. Schools are being closed, class size has increased, teachers are being laid off.

It's a mess.

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