Twenty-eight advocates, researchers, corporate leaders, and lawyers have been asked to serve on a commission that will "examine the impact of school finance on educational opportunity," the U.S. Department of Education announced today.
This commission marks the first time the department has created a commission to focus on issues of state and local finance, and one of its first questions will be determining just what the federal role should be in the issue, considering that most education funding comes from state and local dollars, said Russlynn H. Ali, the assistant secretary for civil rights. The commission will be housed in the department's civil rights division for administrative purposes, but its charge is not to ferret out funding issues for potential enforcement action, Ali said...
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Ed. Dept. Creates Commission on School Finance Equity
This from Education Week: