Where do charters fit in ed funding debate?

Annual surpluses and some expenses raise eyebrows

AT THE STATE LEGISLATURE’S early-spring Joint Committee on Education hearing on various proposed K-12 funding bills, the stories from scores of school districts were depressingly familiar. New Bedford is facing layoffs of teachers, custodians, nurses, and counselors. Lowell is looking at increased class sizes, lost programs and paraprofessionals, and deferred building maintenance and technology upgrades.(...)

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