Education Funding-A Complicated Formula
By StaffEducation funding in Florida is known for three things: It's one of the nation's stingiest, one of its fairest and one of its least-understood.
The complicated formula in Florida and other states keeps citizens from having much to do with how much state leaders decide to spend on schools, said Michael Rebell, executive director of the Campaign for Educational Equity, a group run by Teachers College at Columbia University in New York.
"Because it's so hard for the general public to understand, it becomes very difficult for people to have oversight of what the Legislature's doing," Rebell said.
This article, written by Deirdre Connor, appeared in the February 27, 2006 publication of the Bonita Daily News.