By Lyle Hillyard
Senate Chair of Executive Appropriations
Here's a proposal in answer to commenters on my blog about funding a reduction in class size
In discussing my concern about ensuring that money invested for class size reduction is really used for that purpose, a good friend in public education suggested the following:
1. Fund class size reduction state wide in 2007.
2. Sunset the appropriations in, say, 3 years.
3. At the end of that time, those school districts that had achieved appropriate goals for class size reductions would continue to receive the funding. Districts that diverted that money to something else would see that funding end.
Districts would have to be serious about class size reductions. They would have to execute a realistic plan to keep classes within appropriate limits, prioritizing their resources accordingly.
Do the job and they keep the money to continue that job. Abandon it and they lose the funding.
Do you think this idea has merit?
, Deb, Marie, Daniel
, tinytim, Tom
, Anonymous, and everyone else involved in the discussion for the insight you added to the previous blog
. Please keep it coming.