Monday, February 7, 2011

School Budget Allocations Under Scrutiny

DCPS has now postponed for the third time release of local school allocations for next year. The question of hard to defend inequities in school allocations during the Rhee years got a bit of sunlight thrown on it in an article by Bill Turque in the Washington Post today. Drawing on testimony delivered by SHAAPE [the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators] the article voices concern about the lower level of funding that the large, comprehensive high schools have received relative to the specialty schools. Schools like Cardozo High, with really tough student populations, have to make do with significantly lower funding. The article raises the stakes on Kaya Henderson's administration as they get ready to release the preliminary school budget allocations -- any day now.

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