20 Years of Forgotten History: Why Organizing is Our Only Chance at Adequate School Funding in Maryland
BCPSS BUDGET DEFICIT AND THE STATE’S BROKEN PROMISE- Powerpoint
Maryland’s historical failure to fulfill its constitutional obligation to adequately and equitably fund public education - By Corey Gaber
FUNDING EDUCATION ADEQUACY IN MARYLAND
Over the next two years, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is undertaking a comprehensive assessment of the current Bridge to Excellence (BTE) education funding formula. This process, often referred to as "The Adequacy Study", will determine the amount of state aid provided to each school district so that every Maryland child can receive an adequate education.
2015 Adequacy Gap Chart
This graph shows many districts are falling short of adequacy, especially those with high concentrations of poverty and minority students, it shows that it’s a statewide issue.
Good Schools MD - David Hornbeck
Strategy Overview: June 2017
By December 31, 2017 the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (Kirwan) will submit recommendations detailing a new formula to fund Maryland schools. The recommendations of Kirwan will shape legislation for overhauling the way public education is funded. The last time Maryland visited its education funding formula was 15 years ago. This gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set a higher standard for public education in Maryland.
Baltimore Education Coalition Letter to Principals
As a principal, we understand that you need sufficient funding to develop a comprehensive program with the proper staffing and programs to maximize academic outcomes for your students. Now, with the state’s Kirwan Commission reevaluating the education funding formula, we have a big opportunity to act.