School funding in Wisconsin

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A subject that I’ve almost entirely avoided due to a limited interest and an even more limited base of knowledge, school funding is nevertheless one of the most pressing issues facing the state. While I haven’t done the necessary research to go in-depth on different funding formulas, I think a simple look at the stimulus money requested for Dane County schools for the “State Fiscal Stabilization Fund” shows at least one of the following:

a) That public education is widely underfunded, b) that, as the critics claimed, much of the “stimulus” money served to finance long-term goals or c) that Wisconsin’s congressional delegation recognized the opportunity that the stimulus plan presented and got massive funding for state public schools.

Every school district in Dane County got tons of cash. Oregon got $2.4 million. Verona got 2.5. Sun Prairie got $3.3 million.

It goes on and on.

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One Response to “School funding in Wisconsin”

  1. Steve Horn Says:

    Here’s a good story to read:

    http://wisconsinwatch.org/?p=1679

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