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How School Finance Works: Two Fact-Checking Tweetstorms In The Charter Debate

The state's foundation budget formula determines how schools are funded by the state. (Unsplash)
The state's foundation budget formula determines how schools are funded by the state. (Unsplash)
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Radio Boston has been exploring two underlying causes of strained school budgets in this last week of the debate over the charter cap. Working with producer Kathleen McNerney, I posted these findings on Twitter, in two separate "tweetstorms."

First, some context for the fact that Boston spends more than almost any other major city in the nation:

Next, we took a look at school budget shortfalls that go beyond the charter issue, back to the "foundation budget," the formula that determines district budgets and state aid to schools across Massachusetts:

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