Now Here’s an Idea That Looks Interesting

Fund the child, not the institution.

News from Columbia, Missouri:

A national education group is proposing an overhaul of federal and state funding formulas for schools, calling for dollars to be spent directly on children rather than districts. Some local leaders say the plan is worth considering.

“I wouldn’t reject that idea of having money follow the student,” said Jim Ritter, a former Columbia Public Schools superintendent and a Democrat running for 24th District state representative. “But I wouldn’t do it without a significant amount of study.”

Ritter backtracks later in the story, unfortunately. But he may have gotten it right the first time.

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