As protests over school spending ramp up, report blasts states' formulas
from Education Week
State legislative sessions are in full swing this year and, with governors and legislators deciding what to do with budget surpluses, large coalitions of K-12 advocates have ramped up their efforts to overhaul key components of their states' funding formulas. Legislative fights have broken out in New Jersey and New York over districts' spending caps, thousands of public school advocates in Florida, Indiana, and South Carolina have protested at state capitols to push through ambitious teacher pay proposals, and in Maryland, thousands rallied to completely overhaul that state's funding formula as part of a sweeping K-12 policy initiative.
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