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Executive Summary “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card” analyzes the condition of state school finance systems with a focus on the fair distribution of resources to the neediest students. The Report Card makes a number of assumptions about how school...read more
Arguments for consolidation, which merges schools or districts and centralizes their management, rest primarily on two presumed benefits: (1) fiscal efficiency and (2) higher educational quality. The extent of consolidation varies across states due to their...read more
Introduction School districts in Connecticut are considering regionalizing their K-12 education services. This report provides a comprehensive literature review to help inform those efforts. 1,2 K-12 regionalization involves combining districts with the possibility of...read more
WHAT ARE YOU HEARING???? "THE GOVERNOR SUGGESTED EDITS TO THE BILL'S LANGUAGE, SO CONSOLIDATION WON'T HAPPEN, RIGHT?" "IT'S NOT THAT BAD, WE WILL COMBINE WITH DARIEN, RIGHT?" "THE LOONEY AND DUFF BILLS ARE DEAD SO IT WON'T EFFECT US, RIGHT?" ........ WRONG! The...read more
Also testifying on regionalization was CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist Orlando Rodriguez, the organization's chief economist, who reminded legislators that while CEA supports cost-saving measures that enhance educational outcomes, several proposals...read more
Connecticut was once the envy of the country for its low costs (no state income tax), its top education and best quality of life. We have since lost our low-cost status and top leaders are now putting our educational system at risk. There is growing outrage that...read more
Proposals to regionalize school districts in Connecticut have been met with fierce opposition. Now, new and more moderate proposals to share resources have been introduced. But will residents and lawmakers approve? Today's guests: Bob Duff, majority leader,...read more
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