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-N.C., 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 District of Columbia 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).
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