Monday, March 4, 2013

Bills To Watch: Pay-for-Performance Schools

Posted By on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

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Gov. Brewer's new pay-for-performance education-funding plan was on the move this week.

As we mentioned in this week's cover story, Brewer has wants to introduce more competition into the Arizona school system by instituting a plan that gives schools that get higher test scores and improve their academic performance a boost in state funding. Critics say it would result in schools with struggling students—often at the bottom end of the economic ladder—having fewer resources to help the kids who need it most.

Brewer's plan has been turned into SB 1444, which creates a complex formula for state school funding based on academic performance. SB 1444 passed the Senate Appropriations on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Next stop: The obligatory Rules Committee hearing and then it's off to the Senate floor.

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