School funding fight moves to conference committee
The Senate has approved the education funding cuts in its budget. It now goes to a conference committee to hammer out differences with the House version, which does not include the most harmful provisions for education. Here is a mass e-mail that Dr. Alonso and Brian Morris just sent out about the potential impact on the city schools.
Arne Duncan has said he will "come down like a ton of bricks" and withhold the second year of stimulus money from states that cut aid to schools with the idea that they can replace it with stimulus dollars. But that appears to be what's happening here in Maryland.