Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A State Moves Closer to Equity-Based Education Funding and Away from Corporate Model

At least one state get's it. Will Michigan ever?

"California's shift to a new weighted student funding model represents just the most recent example of how Democratic state policymakers here are charting a different course in education policy than the Obama administration and Congress.

"As I noted in a post last week, California and Washington have taken distinctly different approaches to achievement gaps that increasingly are most closely associated with economic inequality. Rather than focusing on firing "bad" teachers and closing schools, California has moved to direct more resources to low-income districts and increase local decision-making, with sanctions a last resort after support and technical assistance have failed.

Other examples of the divergence between California and Washington abound. "


California Moving Away From Washington's Corporate Education Reform | John Affeldt