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Some states would lose big money with proposed education funding changes

from The Washington Post

Congress's debate about rewriting the nation's main education law has featured high-profile disagreements over testing, vouchers and school accountability, but there is another issue that has just as much potential to derail the legislation: money. A forthcoming amendment from Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, would change the formula used to allocate Title I funds, a move that would create big winners and losers among the states. Thirty-six states and the Washington, D.C. would gain Title I dollars, which are meant to educate poor children. But that leaves 14 states that would see cuts, including big losers New York (whose districts would lose $310 million), Illinois ($188 million) and Pennsylvania ($120 million). more


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