Massachusetts & “Uncomfortable Conversations” on School Spending

Massachusetts & “Uncomfortable Conversations” on School Spending

June 24, 2019

Daarel Burnette II reports for Education Week that several superintendents in Massachusetts “are spending more money on schools that enroll mostly wealthy students than they are on schools that educate mostly poor students, even though the state designed its funding formula to do the exact opposite.” Additionally, “some schools are outperforming other schools even though they’re receiving significantly less money.” This is all according to a new Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education report, which “analyzed school-spending data now provided by the state’s department of education under a new ESSA provision.”