The fight to FUND EDUCATION
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: THE FIGHT TO FUND EDUCATION — A coalition of lawmakers, advocacy groups, teachers and parents are coming to the State House on Wednesday to jumpstart the conversation around education reform.
The wide-ranging group hopes to get the ball rolling early to modernize the Chapter 70 formula that funds the state’s public schools. And ahead of the press conference, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz plans to file an education funding bill today or tomorrow called the PROMISE Act that will carry on the effort to reform the Chapter 70 formula that died at the end of formal session last summer.
“Every year that we wait as a legislature to act on a highly-vetted, highly-researched, highly-debated road map that this bipartisan group of experts has given us, is a year that students can’t get back,” Chang-Díaz told me in a recent interview.