Monday, May 9, 2016
GOP budget reveals:.
Howard Fischer reports the GOP budget reveals that Governor Ducey’s oft-repeated assertion that Prop. 123 is a “first step” to more education funding is a scam. His budget actually education funding, again. :
A tentative agreement being negotiated would reverse a year-old decision by lawmakers to change how the state calculates aid to schools. The result would be to restore money that schools would have lost in the agreement announced earlier this week.
The deal being worked on also would scrap a proposed change in law that would penalize districts which use their own taxpayer dollars to construct needed new schools.
Pressure has been building amid increased scrutiny of
It also comes as Ducey is trying to convince voters to approve Proposition 123 to tap the state education trust fund to settle a lawsuit and provide more money for schools over the next decade.
On paper, that announced budget plan includes $132 million new funding for K-12 schools. .
But that plan also would change how the state computes how much each school district gets, using each school’s current enrollment versus the number of students it had last year.
The revelation of this scam was too much for ‘s Laurie Roberts.
Posted by Barbara at 11:12 AM