Tuesday Talk: Will Education Funding Stay on Course?
Minnesota’s new commitment to adequately funding education has been well documented—$485 million in new money, including optional all-day kindergarten funding. It’s great, but it’s not enough to build a world class education system after a decade of underfunding. Minnesota 2020 recently released figures showing this year’s education investment made up only one-third of what’s been lost. As we saw last week, 62 districts still had to go to voters asking for operating levies.
Today between 8 and 9:30, Michael Diedrich, Minnesota 2020 Education Policy Fellow, joins us to discuss what adequate education funding looks like and the changing nature of spending pressures.
Did the legislature give us just a one time-infusion of cash, or will we stay the course on adequate education investments?
What new expenses are on the horizon at your school?
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