Friday, February 24, 2017

Breaking News - Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation - Wait What?

Breaking News - Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation - Wait What?:

Breaking News – Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation

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 In a stunning and disturbing new report highlighting the political malfeasance of elected and appointed leadership across the country, the Education Law Center has identified 47 school districts in 20 states that rank as America’s Most Fiscally Disadvantaged School Districts.

The report identifies Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury as among the most financially strapped school districts in the nation.  Children in these districts are attending schools that are under severe fiscal distress.
While Connecticut ranks as among the wealthiest states in the nation, Connecticut’s failed school funding system leaves many communities without the financial resources they need to ensure that all of the state’s children have access to high quality educational opportunities.
The new report identifies school districts with higher than average student need and lower than average funding.
The Education Law Center explains;
This mix of fiscally disadvantaged school districts arrayed across the country underscore the absence of a coherent and fair approach to financing state public education systems. Many districts – especially urban, inner suburban and rural, serving very high-need student populations – continue to struggle from a lack of sufficient funding, which makes it impossible to provide all students with the opportunity for a high quality education. This does not happen by accident.
Many state school finance systems are not designed based on the actual costs of purchasing the teachers, support staff and other resources to deliver rigorous education standards, 
Breaking News - Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation - Wait What?:

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