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Funding Burden
Study says Tennessee schools need extra $1.15B
Citizen Tribune
Associated Press October 16, 2004

NASHVILLE (AP) - A study paid for by education groups found it would cost the state more than $1 billion to provide an adequate education in all its school districts.

The groups, some of which sued the state over disparities in teacher pay, said the study was done by a third-party contractor that has conducted similar work in other states recommending more money be spent on education.

The study looked at each of the...
List of low performers among Midstate schools
Nashville Tennessean

These are the Midstate schools on the state's high-priority list for failing for two years to meet one or more of 37 performance benchmarks set under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Because the schools marked with an asterisk receive federal Title I money to help low-income students, they must offer parents an option to transfer their children to a better-performing school.

Metro: *Bailey Middle, *Bass Middle, *Jere Baxter Middle, *Bellshire Elementar...
Funding disparity grows in U.S. schools
Washington Times
New York, United States, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The financial disparity between poor and wealthy U.S. school districts has reversed and widened since 2002, the New York Times reported Thursday.

A report by the Education Trust, a research group that supports the federal No Child Left Behind law, showed high poverty districts typically received $868 less per student from state and local sources than their counterparts with relatively few poor children did in 2002.

State and ...
Poor school districts falling further behind on funding
Tucson Arizona Daily Star

After narrowing in better economic times, the financial gap between poor and wealthy school districts has widened, a new report has found.

State and local money accounts for more than 90 percent of all education spending, but high-poverty districts typically received $868 less per student from those sources than their counterparts with relatively few poor children did in 2002, the latest year for which data was available, the repor...
School funding debated at Franklin High
Middleton Journal
Wednesday, September 29, 2004

FRANKLIN — Carlisle Schools’ Superintendent Tim McLinden provided a short course Wednesday evening on Ohio’s system for funding public education.

The “Public Education Matters!” forum in Ohio’s 7th Senate District was hosted in Franklin High School’s auditorium. The Ohio Education Association and about a half-dozen other education groups organized similar forums for all of the state Senate districts, which were conducted at the same tim...
As president talks education, debate continues over law's co...
Akron Beacon Journal
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - While former educator Anna Krauss plans to vote for President Bush, she's concerned about the cost to local schools of one of the president's cornerstone accomplishments, the No Child Left Behind Act.

The federal education law is "well-intentioned, but unless it comes with money it really doesn't have any teeth," said Krauss, 49, of Springfield, a former special education administrator rallying ...
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