Indiana's Weighted Student Funding Troubles

Having the money follow the child is a good idea, but as Indiana shows it's tough to get anything like WSF implemented without compromises to soften the blow for districts that are losing students to charters or out-migration: "Lawmakers adjusted Indiana's formula for paying schools in 2005 to spread money more evenly among the state's 293 school districts," according to this story (Schools got $64M for students long gone). "But the biggest beneficiaries of the system continue to be the state's urban school districts."


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