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Public schools extend their reach – CommonWealth Magazine

January 13, 2016

The revenue side is often overlooked in preparing budgets… But looking at the list of districts who benefit from tuition revenues it’s clear that the rich districts are getting richer and the poor ones are losing students. Unless funding formulas provide a counterbalance school districts serving children born into poverty in MA will soon face a death spiral.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AROUND the state, faced with rising costs and stagnant budgets, are turning outside their districts —even outside the country—to attract tuition money from foreign students and students from other communities inside Massachusetts. The money falls into three pots. According to fiscal 2014 figures from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 21 public(…)

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