CPS To Get $500M From Stimulus

ScreenHunter_18 Jan. 26 00.47There is an awful lot of money for schools in the stimulus package

being voted on this week -- roughly $142B out of the $825B total.

Just as an example, Chicago public schools will receive an $527M increase in the first year alone.

The

addition of $13B will roughly double the current Title I funding levels

-- a bigger increase than in the first years after NCLB was

authorized.

Looking

at those numbers you'd think education was a big deal or was connected

to economic recovery. Or maybe the education groups are much better at

lobbying than I knew.

Jim Kohlmoos at the Knowledge Alliance points us to this helpful CRS report for

estimates of the amount of education funding each school district will

receive in each category.

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