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Advocates unhappy with education funding calculations

By Shira Schoenberg

Commonwealth Magazine

The Budget Being voted on by the House would provide more funding for K-12 education than Gov. Charlie Baker proposed – but education advocates say it doesn’t go far enough.

“The current House proposal fails to keep our promise to students, families, and our community,” said Vatsady Sivongxay, executive director of the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance, a teachers’ union-backed coalition of students, parents, and educators, on a Zoom press conference.

The crux of the issue is over how to reimburse districts for anticipated enrollment increases next year.

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