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ERIC Number: EJ1008044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-6
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Governors Take Varied Routes in Boosting Aid
Ujifusa, Andrew
Education Week, v32 n23 p1, 23 Mar 2013
As states consider increases to K-12 spending amid better economic conditions, governors on opposite sides of the partisan divide are proposing significantly different plans and arguments for the best ways to use new education aid. Two prime examples: Minnesota and Ohio, a pair of Midwestern states with chief executives intent on pumping more money into education--and sharply contrasting visions of how to do it. In Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton, a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, is urging an expansion of early-education services such as all-day kindergarten, as well as a $118 million hike in the standard per-pupil funding system. The total price tag for his plan: $344 million over two years. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, is proposing $1.3 billion in new education spending, a new approach to local property taxes, and one-time funds for districts. The increase would include new revenues his administration says are for low-wealth districts, a broad expansion of the state's tuition-voucher plan, and a one-time fund for districts to use on new instructional methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Ohio