School funding formula favors affluent communities

Please paste the link below into your browser and sign the petition if you believe the school funding formula in Maine needs to be adjusted to be more equitable.

https://www.change.org/p/state-of-maine-review-and-adjust-the-state-of-maine-s-funding-formula-of-k-12-schools

The way the formula works now,  some wealthy towns such as Yarmouth (whose average family income is over $69,000 per year) – receive more money from the state to fund its schools than some poorer towns such as Rockland (whose average family income is $46,000).

Share the link widely. It would be great to send the legislators of the State of Maine a clear message from the people that we want the funding formula to be adjusted right away.

 

 

Kathreen Harrison

About Kathreen Harrison

Kathreen Harrison is a public school teacher in Maine. She has a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She has worked in a variety of schools in New York and Maine in a number of capacities – French teacher, gifted and talented teacher, elementary school teacher, and curriculum coordinator for island schools. She has lived in Maine for 20 years and has a particular interest in school reform.