Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New York City Fair Student Funding reform? Not so fair: exclusive analysis - NY Daily News

New York City Fair Student Funding reform? Not so fair: exclusive analysis - NY Daily News:


New York City Fair Student Funding reform? Not so fair: exclusive analysis

The analysis shows that schools opening in the last 3 years — Bloomberg’s ‘pets’ — get more dough than those getting shut down by city.

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Shenia Rudolph, with her twins, seventh-grader daughter, Capri Brown, 12 and eighth-grade, son, Coby Brown, 12, who both attend Junior High School 22 in the Bronx, a school the city tried to close because of school budgets.

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Shenia Rudolph, with her twins, seventh-grader daughter, Capri Brown, 12 and eighth-grade, son, Coby Brown, 12, who both attend Junior High School 22 in the Bronx, a school the city tried to close because of school budgets.

New schools founded in the last three years get more money per student than schools the city began shutting down this year, a Daily News analysis finds.
Under a reform — ironically called Fair Student Funding — the city distributes the bulk of school funding based on the enrollment and demographics of each school.
The reform introduced in 2007 hasn’t been fully funded because of budget cuts in recent years, but all 30 new schools opening this year get their full share of the money to which they’re entitled while


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/new-york-city-fair-student-fundng-reform-fair-exclusive-analysis-article-1.1151157#ixzz25WR1tJz7

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