Oct. 9, 2013 —
Instead, we are among 15 states showing less funding per student this year than last year. Perhaps the saddest part of this tale of deception is that our state won’t be able to take advantage of an economic recovery, if and when it happens, because of our antiquated tax system.
That means our recent statewide gains in educational achievement likely will wither and die for lack of adequate funding.
In our view, there is a direct link between diminished funding and the fact that less than half of the state’s elementary schools achieved their state testing goals last spring.
Remember, those kids are the future.