Just fixed the funding problem in urban education…

Posted: October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

I. Think. I. Just. Fixed. It.

I don’t know what the long term implications are but it sounded right and I have posted in awhile.

School districts are backed into a corner as administrators face choices in making multimillion-dollar cuts. They’ve had to make decisions like “Do I fix buildings or teach children?” and despite the constitutional obligations to fund public education, school districts are constantly at the mercy of the state when it comes to how much money they will – or won’t – receive.

I see a temporary fix for urban schools – mostly because I am biased – in that charter schools become a viable option. The state funds, per child, almost half of what a student would get if they were going to the neighboring public school. At this point it is going to create lower class sizes for neighboring schools and maybe even cut some operational costs like cutting under enrolled buildings, etc. The lower amount of money that is going to charter operators is offset by private companies that are looking to fund education.

Example: Technology company gives millions of dollars to a STEM school that is developing students for the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. At this point you are helping raise the bar for future candidates at your company. This seems to be an invest in futures which every company does in some way, shape, or form.




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